Harnaaz Sandhu reacted to those who said that she won Miss Universe 2021 only because she has a ‘pretty face’. He added that a lot of efforts have been made in this regard.
The Chandigarh-based model-actor was crowned Miss Universe 2021 earlier this month. She brought the crown home 21 years later. Lara Dutta won the title in 2000.
Talking with Mid-Day, Harnaaz said, “There are a lot of people who say [I] won because [I] have a pretty face. But I know the amount of effort that went behind it. Instead of indulging in argument, I’d rather work hard to make them realise [my worth]. This is the stereotype that I want to break. This [win] is a lot like an Olympic [win]. When we appreciate a sports-person who represents the country, why can’t we [appreciate] beauty pageant winners? However, mindsets are changing, and I am happy to be breaking stereotypes already.”
Harnaaz has additionally communicated her desire to seek after acting and ‘break stereotype’ in the entertainment world too. “I would rather not be a normal actress. I need to be one of the people who are exceptionally persuasive, and who break stereotypes by picking solid characters, being wise, and helpful,” she added.
The model-actress has as of now featured in a few movies and made her little screen debut. Harnaaz has highlighted in the Punjabi film Yaara Diyan Poo Baran. She additionally has Bai Ji Kuttange in the pipeline. She has also signed two more projects, produced by The Kapil Sharma Show star Apasna Singh.
Harnaaz has likewise communicated her desire of working in a Priyanka Chopra biopic. Harnaaz said, “I would love to love to be part of that. I think she has inspired me throughout her journey and she will keep on inspiring millions of us.”