MBA graduate Anjum Varis, with four years experience working in Dubai, aspires to diversify from corporate life to modelling. In conversation with the Rubaru Mr India contestant.
''After completing MBA, I was working for almost four years; two years with multinational companies and two years as a banker in Dubai. I started modeling last year and won the title of Mr. Delhi 2017. My story is one of following the dream. I’m twenty-nine and just returned from Dubai to turn my passion for modeling and acting into a full time profession and explore my true potential. I think of myself as a complete entertainer so stepping into the world of showcasing one's talent is one I will thoroughly enjoy.
After winning the title of Mr. Delhi 2017, I got an opportunity to walk in Hungary through Ministry of Tourism, Govt of India. Following that I did a music video with Gauhar Khan And BPraak. I have been invited by colleges as jury member to judge their graduating shows. Throughout, the experiences ware amazing. About the pageant, it had been a year that I was preparing for Rubaru Mr. India and just when auditions were to take place, I met with an accident and my ribs got fractured so I couldn't take part and that was the reason I participated in Mr Delhi. Now thankfully I have another opportunity to be a part of this pageant and I'm working hard to make the most of this opportunity. Winning the title is not a easy task. I'm working on my physic as well as on improving my general knowledge and skills. In every situation, challenges are involved but I believe in hard work. This is the only way to get succeed.
Mr. India is not about being good looking and having fair skin. It is about a fit body, about determination, confidence, performance level and talent. My dedication, potential, body and face definition will help me to go long way. I believe in myself and will never fake anything. I will give my best. I will never judge a person on the basis of his looks and skin color — this is my message to the industry. Although I believe I'm capable of more than I think, my standard for aiming higher will increase if I witness that glorious day where I win the title!! And I aspire to work on social causes. The 'Beti Bachao Beti Padhao' scheme, which seeks to address gender imbalance and discrimination against the girl child, was launched by Prime Minister Narendra Modi. In villages, people feel daughters are "paraya dhan" and will leave after marriage so they are not fed or educated on par with sons. We need to educate the girl child and to make this possible across income barriers, we must tackle social exclusion, girls' education on the ground, encourage political leadership which focus on empowerment of women, make girls' education affordable and support policies that work. I aspire to work towards these things if I win the title.’'
— JASMEEN DUGAL