The heaven of earth and princely state Jammu and Kashmir, known for its beauty and beautiful faces. The state is recently in the news for the right reason as The Femina Miss India 2017’s first runner-up Sana Dua, who hails from J&K, says she feels happy and proud with her victory.
Considering the constant political turmoil in the Kashmir Valley, she was asked about her feelings of coming from that state and winning the first runner-up crown in the beauty pageant. Sana said “Well, you are right. Our Jammu and Kashmir is in news mostly for wrong reasons, but thankfully this time, (it is in news) for the right reason… For a very good reason. And I hope to make them (people of J&K) very proud… I think only some parts of the state are dealing with disturbance, rest of it is doing well,” Sana said.
How does she hope to utilise the title in the near future? “I want to work on girls’ education because we all know that if a girl in a household is educated, the whole family is educated. I am happy that Prime Minister Narendra Modi is already working towards the cause. I will also be working towards that at an individual level,” said Sana.
Having grown up in an army background, Sana has travelled to different cities with her parents, and finished her graduation in law at Panjab University, before entering the glamour world. Asked about what made her take up modelling instead of practicing law, she said: “I always wanted to keep a Plan B ready because you never know what would happen. My parents were very supportive from the beginning.” According to Sana, she is open to every opportunity in acting and to build a career in Bollywood.
When asked, which actor she would like to play the screen play with, she said, “I know it might sound different, but I want to act with Deepika Padukone. She is one of the personalities that I really look up to. She is inspirational. I would love to meet her and share screen space with her. When it comes to a (male) actor, it would be Ranveer Singh. He is such an energetic person.”