Former Miss India Sayali Bhagat is glad to be moving from beauty pageants to Bollywood, but said she won't try to give her new career a boost by showing skin. "Some girls flaunt their body," Bhagat was quoted as saying in Tuesday's editions of the Hindustan Times.
"I won't. Filmmakers looking for beauty, brain and glamour can come to me." Bhagat, crowned Miss India-World in 2004, is already making her debut as a star of "The Train," a thriller directed by Hasnain Hyderabadwdala and Raksha Mistry.
She isn't the first Indian beauty queen to transition to the silver screen. Bollywood stars Priyanka Chopra, Aishwarya Rai and Lara Dutta all won international beauty pageant titles before launching acting careers. "Right now, I need to show my caliber," Bhagat said. "If filmmakers find me talented, they'll come to me."