She has always been lauded for her confidence and for making style statements, but actress and former Miss Universe Sushmita Sen says she isn’t a fashion conscious person. “I don’t know if I am fashion conscious, because I don’t follow the seasons. I have no rules to fashion. If green is in fashion, you’ll probably find me in orange. So I would not call myself fashion conscious, but I am fashion aware,” Sushmita told IANS in an e-mail interview.The actress says if she chooses to follow a trend, she would probably be good at it. Why? “Because I love shopping and I love being aware of the fashion trends… But I don’t necessarily follow it,” she added.
The 41-year-old actress says the word “stylish” can be associated more with her.”I definitely have a style of my own… Fashion conscious, not so much,” she said. Sushmita says that nowadays, the Hindi film industry is not based on an artiste’s look and age but on talent. She believes that age only adds experience to the actor’s career.”No, I don’t agree with that, not today…if you had asked me this when I joined the film industry, I would have said a resounding yes! but at this stage, when you look at an ‘English Vinglish’, you look at Sridevi, you think wow,” Sushmita told IANS in an e-mail, when asked if she thinks Indian film industry is based on looks and age and not on an actor’s talent.
The actress, who is a single mother to daughters Renee Sen and Alisah Sen, says that it would be tragedy if an actor’s career gets over at the age of 25.”It is a beautiful thing to grow and then to depict that in cinema…So I, disagree with that… We are definitely headed in the right direction and there is a roll and a script for everyone…We just need the right directors to come up with them,” she added.
On the work front, Sushmita was last seen onscreen in 2010 in the Bollywood film “No Problem” and in a Bengali film “Nirbaak”.