India, Oct. 29 -- Sushmita Sen winning the Miss India pageant in 1994 took many by surprise as Aishwarya Rai, an established model at the time of her participation, was hot favourite to win the crown. In a throwback video that has resurfaced, Sushmita said that she 'most definitely' deserved to win.

On Koffee With Karan, Sushmita was asked if, looking back, she objectively felt that her win was well-deserved. "Oh, most definitely. Without a thought there," she said.

Karan Johar then asked Sushmita why she felt she deserved to win, in comparison with Aishwarya, who was adjudged the first runner-up. " I don't compare myself to Aishwarya's performance, I think she was fabulous on stage. I do believe in two things. One is, that night, I was...