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Lara Dutta wishes Miss India all the best

The former Miss Universe Lara Dutta is confident that Miss India Puja Gupta will live up to India's expectations.

fashion and trends Updated: May 25, 2007 15:12 IST

Though Puja Gupta would be the sole representative of India at Miss Universe pageant, the wishes of millions of Indians would be with her. Here are some of the former Miss India winners wishing Puja Gupta all the best. Read on for their best wishes...

Lara Dutta (Miss Universe 2000): I wish Puja Gupta all the best. I am sure she will live up to our expectations and make India proud. I wish her success at every aspect of the pageant. She just has to concentrate on her training. In this event, the performance on the final day is the deciding factor. So, I just wish that she excel that day and bring international accolades to the country.

Celina Jaitley (Miss India 2001 and Bollywood actress): I believe, besides all the training and preparations, luck too has its role in winning the contest. So, I wish her best of luck and hope that she emerges as a winner. She just needs to stay focused at her goal. With blessing of millions at home, I wish that she repeats the history of 1994 and 2000 again by winning the contest.

Gul Panag (Miss India 1999): My best wishes are always with her. We all Indians should wish her best of luck. It’s a tough competition where more than 80 participants from various countries contest.

I am confident that she will excel as one has to go through rigrous training schedule to represent our country at international level. We all Indians are just waiting for her to win the crown. The good wishes of millions of people of this country will boost her morale.

Nikita Anand (Miss India 2003): I wish Puja Gupta all the best so that she can bring international glory to our country. It’s time Indian beauty gets its due recognition. I am sure she will pose a very tough competition for her opponents and in the end bring the crown.

First Published: May 25, 2007 14:52 IST