Manushi Chhillar has turned 23 today and she is celebrating her birthday in lockdown. She rose to fame after she won Miss World in 2017 and brought the coveted crown back to India 17 years after Priyanka Chopra bagged it. Now, she is gearing up for her debut in Yash Raj Films’ Prithviraj starring Akshay Kumar.
Talking about her journey, she said, “I have had a blessed life and I thank the universe for everything. I have nothing but gratitude for the exposures that I have had so far and I’m proud that I have been able to express myself completely along the way. My journey has just begun and I’m extremely excited to see how my life and career shapes up." She added, “It is a reflective birthday for me. All that I thought I knew about the world has changed and I have had time to think about this a lot and discuss it with my family and friends. So, it’s a very quiet birthday for me as celebrations is the last thing on my mind right now given the pain, loss and suffering I have been witnessing.”
Manushi realizes that media and entertainment industry has been hit hard but she is confident that Bollywood will bounce back. “I think all the thinkers and visionaries of Bollywood will huddle in making plans to script the industry’s comeback as and when it’s feasible. We live in an intimate country, a country that likes to celebrate with everyone so we will all go back to watching movies in theatres in due course of time,” she said, adding, “We will go back to living our lives for sure but I hope we will all value our freedom, our country, our nature that much more. As of now, we will just need to wait and hope for things to first become better for all the countrymen, economy to bounce back, everyone being safe, healthy and back to working.”
We wish her a very Happy Birthday!