The name is:
Claim to fame:
Miss World 2000. Forthcoming films include KC Bokadia's Ek Haseena Ek
Deewana with Govinda; Hum Bhi Khush, Tum Bhi Khush with Anil Kapoor and Saif Ali Khan; and Gandhi with Sunny Deol.
How net savvy are you?
Iíd give myself a seven. Iím quite Internet savvy, though I donít much get
time to go online.
What do you enjoy doing online?
I like talking to my friends on messenger. I also browse the Web and look up the latest gossip on people I know.
How much time do you spend online?
Hardly any. I surf only twice a month. But I let my mother on to the
mysteries of the Net. Sheís the one who checks my mail. And as of now, sheís online a lot more than I am.
Your idea of a perfect Web site?
Google. Itís the friendliest site to visit, and contains just about
everything. Itís one of the best sites to look into if you want to do
Ever been ego-surfing?
I've visited only two or three sites about myself. Just after I won the
pageant I was glued to the Net a lot. I was extremely excited to know what
was happening, what kind of gossip was floating around. I like to know what
people like, their opinions matter. But after some time it gets to you.
Sometimes you read nice things about yourself, and at other times you
unnecessarily read not-so-nice things too.
Something you would like to buy or sell online?
I've never tried any such thing till date. Iím scared of giving my credit
card number online. While I was in the States, this controversy broke out
about people being conned into paying more via the Net. There were quite a
number of such cases.
What do you like most about the Internet? What do you hate about it?
Itís the cheapest and best mode of communication. If youíre searching for
something, you will get it at the click of a button. You do not need to pick
up an encyclopaedia or go to a library.
Have you ever chatted with strangers? Did you tell them who you were?
Yes, I've chatted with strangers without ever letting them know who I was.
Just after I won the Miss World pageant, I was on this chat site and the
debate revolved round the pageant itself. They were discussing whether the
contests were fair. There was a Spanish guy who was venting his opinions
that Miss Spain should have won and I said the crown should come to India
only. It was hilarious.
Any celebrities you would like to chat with?
I'd rather talk to them face-to-face rather than on the Net.
If you could change something about the Internet, what would it be?
The technological aspect, I guess. The clarity of pictures could be improved
upon. At times, they are put online all distorted. I also hate pirating. Our
movies are sold and seen online before they hit the theatres. I wish there
were stricter laws about this. Also, kids have access to porn sites so
easily. Right now, there's no way to stop it. There should be some
preventive measure, maybe a system wherein kids are barred from viewing
those sites. I have a brother who is 12 years old and Iím very protective
If the Internet didn't exist, you would beÖ
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