Sushmita Sen in Tamil film

Yes! But it is a dubbed film. Chingaari, the film for which Sushmita Sen garnered international acclaim, is being dubbed in Tamil as Peyar Sandhya, Thozil Dasi. Produced and directed by eminent Bollywood filmmaker Kalpana Lajmi, Chingaari speaks about the exploitation of a sex worker by a village priest. Kalpana Lajmi, famous for making films that touch upon several social issues, has also directed the critically acclaimed Hindi film Rudaali.

Though several beauty pageant winners are very keen�to act in Tamil films, Sushmita Sen has been a distant dream for Kollywood. We hope to see this beautiful and powerful performer in a Tamil film soon.

Kollywood and beauty pageant winners, especially Indians who won Miss World title, have a special connection. Except for Diana Hayden (1997) all other Indians who won Miss World contest made their acting debut in Kollywood films! Aishwarya Rai started her career in Mani Ratnam’s Iruvar (1997) after winning the title in 1994; Yukta Mookhey won the title in 1999 and debuted in Poovellam Un Vaasam (2001); Priyanka Chopra made her debut in Tamizhan (2001) opposite Vijay after she won the Miss World title in 2000.