The name is
Claim to fame
Femina Miss India 2001 and Miss Universe 4th runner-up. Slated to star in
Feroze Khan's Janasheen along with
How Net-savvy are you?:
I use the net a lot. So I'd rate myself at 6.
How often do you surf?:
Whenever I am not shooting, I'm on the Net. So much of my work gets done
It's like office for me. I'm very net savvy.
My daily routine includes chatting with friends for 3-4 hours. I also spend
an hour on email. And now that Iím in the movies, I check out how a
particular film is doing, or look for information on directors and
producers. I surf a lot of Hollywood sites and am also into parapsychology.
What do you like most about the Internet?:
The Net as a medium is used both, constructively and destructively.
I like the fact that so much information is available at the tip of your
fingers, at the click of a mouse. You can get anything you want without
having to open a directory. Itís fantastic. I also like sites about me.
What do you hate most about the Internet?:
I detest junk mail and porn sites. I once received 250 weird mails. Also, if
you are a celebrity, people mess with your pictures. They attach other bits
and pieces to your snaps. I just hate that. Itís tantamount to messing with
Which are your favourite Web sites?
My favourites would be those based on parapsychology, such as Area55 and the
University of Pennsylvania. I visit these sites very often, and have even
posted a few articles to Dr Higginsí site.
Do you ever indulge in ego surfing?:
Of course, I do! I did a market survey based on the sites dedicated to me. I
just typed my name into a search engine one day, and bingo, there were
around 395 sites available. I was really surprised. It can really take you
on an ego trip. On Yahoo, there were around 2000 sites that
had my name.
Do you have any favourite Web-based gadgets?::
My favourite would be my Web Cam. Also, my speaker phone is like an extended
sense of mine, because itís the cheapest and best way to communicate with
friends all over the world. I'd also love to own a laptop. But the kind of
person I am, I'd probably leave it behind on the plane. So Iím sticking to
the regular computer.
Have you ever bought or sold anything online?:
Not yet, but very soon some of my personal belongings will be auctioned
online. Part of the money accumulated will go to charity, and part of it
will be my commission. It will also work as a publicity gimmick.
Have you ever chatted with a stranger?:
I did once, but it wasn't a good experience at all. That stranger actually
landed up in Kolkata and was all set to prove how much he loved me and how
well he could take care of me. He was totally convinced that he had found
what he was looking for. But I wasn't, considering he was 35 and I was half
When the guy landed at my doorstep, we had a hard time getting rid of him.
My dad got involved, and the police had to intervene and explain to him that
he should not be troubling a minor. My father then told me that the next
time I chat with a stranger, I should deal with the situation myself. Since
then, I've never chatted with anyone I donít know.
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