Actor Neha Dhupia shared a series of photos and a note as she won the Miss India crown for 20 years. Neha posted photos on Instagram as she took the stage of the Femina Miss India 2022 grand finale, which was held on Sunday. Neha was seen with her actor husband Angad Bedic and their children – Mehr and Guriq. The photos showed Neha being congratulated by her parents. (Read also | Neha Dhupia completes 20 years as Miss India†
In one of the photos, Neha carried Guriq in her arms while holding Mehr’s hand. In the photos, Neha opted for a powder pink and silver cap-sleeved dress for the event and wore her crown again. One of the photos, a collage, showed Neha wearing her crown after winning the 2002 election. The other photo was from the recent event. Neha also posed on the event’s red carpet in a few photos.
Neha wrote on the post: “20 years that passed in a flash…but when I close my eyes and think, I have nothing but gratitude in my heart. I didn’t think it would be possible to put this crown back on to carry the stage and relive one of the most precious moments of my life with my dearest people 20 years later I was taller, stronger, more experienced and a few dress sizes bigger :).”
She also added: “…but most importantly, I stood for every little girl who dares to dream and works hard for it, for every daughter who wants nothing more than to make her parents proud, for every partner who relationship bases on love and equality and for any mother who wants to fulfill her dream and want nothing more than to have her children by her side as she does…sometimes in life even if we don’t have a crown…we all have our sparkle (sparkles emoji) … #shineon … Love Miss India 2002 -2022.”
Sophie Choudry responded to the post saying, “Beautifully said Neh!! Very proud of you. Shine on.” Soha Ali Khan wrote: “Hear, hear! Well done Neh, you really can have it all.” Evelyn Sharma said, “That hair from 2002 did.” Aparshakti Khurana dropped several red heart emojis.
Neha Dhupia was crowned Femina Miss India on July 4, 2002. After the win, she became a household name and entered the film industry. She made her Bollywood debut with Ajay Devgn starrer Qayamat: City Under Threat in 2003. She was last seen in A Thursday alongside Yami Gautam. The film was released in February of this year on the OTT platform Disney+ Hotstar.