Though Manushi Chhillar doesn’t believe in lucky charms, the two rings—a pearl one on the index finger gifted by her mother and a coral one on the ring finger gifted by her father who calls her his dragon—may have worked their magic. She also took a small Ganpati idol gifted by her aunt to the pageant.
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Motivational Story – This is what Manushi Chhillar’s father advised his daughter during her first posting in surgery
It is said that situations make people tough. During Manushi Chhillar’s first posting in surgery she came across a breast cancer patient who had come in with her four-year-old child. “It was a serious case at an advanced stage. I felt helpless as I realized you cannot cure, you can only assist. I called up my father to ask how he handles such cases,” says Chhillar. “He told me it’s important to keep your emotions in check.”
After reaching the top five, Manushi Chhillar was asked during the Question and Answer round, which profession she thought deserved the highest salary and why. In her reply, she said her mother was the biggest inspiration in her life and mothers were worthy of the highest respect. She said “I think a mother deserves the highest respect and when you talk about salary it’s not always about cash but I feel it’s the love and respect that you give to someone. My mother has always been the biggest inspiration in my life. All mothers sacrifice so much for their kids. So, I think it is the job of a mother that deserves the highest salary.”
My idol has always been Reita Faria. I have always admired her as a kid. She was the first Indian and Asian ever to win the title. The best part was that the moment she completed her reign as Miss World, she immediately went back to what she was passionate about – being a doctor – even though she had many opportunities in the glamour world. I feel she was a genuine person.
Once I was in the washroom and I had nothing to wear. I found a sari inside and draped it and came out. Everyone was laughing at me. And later I kept laughing constantly while filming key scenes, just thinking about it.