Mumbai, Dec 21 (ANI): Former Miss Universe-turned-Bollywood actor Sushmita Sen heralded her 'I Am She' an academy that will function under a foundation to groom aspiring models.
At a gala event held here, she launched her academy 'I Am She'.
Sen recently unveiled her new brand, 'I Am' of which 'I Am She' is its beauty pageant wing to train aspiring and budding models.
Her father Sabir Sen, a retired officer of Indian Air Force, formally unveiled the logo.
Sushmita said that she is honoured to get her 'I Am', linked to the Miss Universe pageant. She said 'life was coming full circle' after a decade and half when she was crowned Miss Universe.
She said that it is time to bring back the title to India and she is looking forward to prepare Indian aspirants to win the coveted title of Miss Universe.
"Today as we stand here, 'I Am She' will be the preliminary of Miss India contest. It is going to be a different show. It is going to be a yearlong event. It is not going to be just a three hour-long stage show. It is about involving India. It is about every body feeling the girl representing the country is not just winning a beauty pageant, she added.
Till date, the winner of the Femina Miss India beauty pageant used to represent India at the Miss Universe and two runners-up represented India in other two international pageants, Miss World and Miss Asia-Pacific events respectively.
Henceforth it will be the winner of 'I Am She' beauty pageant who will represent the country for the title of Miss Universe. (ANI)