Darasign Khuranna (in conversation) soon after getting crowned as Mr.India International,2017
Darasign Khuranna after being newly crowned Mr. India International, 2017
The newly crowned Mr. India International,2017 Darasing Khuranna hailing from Prabhani in Maharashtra. He is an ambitious and a well-established freelance model, entrepreneur and a fashion consultant, could have joined his father’s business.; followed his dreams and made a remarkable impact in the Fashion world.
Coming from a conservative joint family, this guy who stands 6 feet tall. Blessed with a charming face, mesmerising brown eyes and extremely photogenic look. This stud stood out in most of the local pageants in Prabhani at a very young age.
“Dreams can come true….If we have the courage to pursue them -Walt Disney”
On being crowned as the Rubaru Mr. India International, 2017 on 27th August, 2017 in an event at Andheri, Mumbai.
We spoke to him around his pre-occupied interview schedule. Assuring him, our questions are different from the others.
In our exclusive interview, find out how Mr. India International, 2017 Darasing Khuranna, inspires many to follow their dreams:
Q: Congratulations on winning the title Rubaru Mr. India International 2017. Who has been your role model/ inspiration?
Where did it all start ?
A: Thank you very much. I try picking up at least one positive habit of each person I come across. So I believe each one of them has inspired me in some or the other way.
As a kid, I enrolled for few local pageants that were organised in and around Prabhani. I won my First pageant ‘Mr. Parbhani’ at the age of 14, and becoming Mr. India was a dream since then.
Q: Interesting! How did modelling happen to you?
A: I did my schooling in Prabhani till my tenth grade. I did my HSC in Symbiosis college of Arts and Commerce, Pune. I enrolled for Graduation in HR College of Commerce & Economics, Mumbai.
College fests gave me good exposure to explore my talent in dance, acting, and modelling. College management appreciates new talents and also promotes them to suitable platforms.
Q: How does it feel ? To be the most eligible bachelor ,after winning the title, Mr. India International, 2017?
A: I am humbled. I have been given this wonderful opportunity to represent my nation, at the 12th edition of Mister International contest happening in the next few months. I feel responsible now. Earlier it was self-exploration now I have to represent my country on an International Platform. And contest alongside many other models from around the world.
I would like to thank Rubaru Mister India Organization. For seeing the potential in me and believing in me that I would do justice to the title.
I am determined to give my best and will surely give my best. I aim to bag the title to make my country proud.
Q: Share us your journey from a freelance model, entrepreneur and a fashion consultant to an international pageant title holder?
A: The journey has been interesting and adventurous. Exploring more about oneself is a continuous process.
I have been fortunate to be taking up internships at every stage of my life. It really helps understand what you are interested in.
To begin with during my graduation days, I took a three month internship at Lowe Lintas as an Executive.
Post my internship I realized it is not what I wish to do. Next was Siyaram as a Advertising and marketing executive, later switching to one of the leading news papers.
I realized there is more that can be explored so I took up my next internship with a PR agency and worked on project Tarak Mehta ka ulta chashma, again it was difficult to adjust the professional settlement.
“I am the outcome of my decisions; not circumstances”- Mr. India International, 2017- Darasing Khurana.
Q: When did you step up as a Fashion Consultant?
I wanted study MBA from a renowned institute. Every good institute required me to have a minimum work experience of 2 years.
I, therefore, decided to launch a wedding filming company with my partners at the age of 21. This experience really helped me get admission in Narsee Monjee Institute of management studies (NMIMS) Mumbai.
While I was persuading my MBA. A friend of mine believe in me excelling as a fashion consultant. I assisted a fashion consultant and I was fortunate enough to work with a renowned personality. I worked hard to understand the fashion world. Hence, modelling happened. It took me a while to understand the all over aspect.
Q: What are the preparations you are taking?
A: There are lot of preparations, I will be focusing more on my health and diet. Not to miss my enduring exercise routine with my trainer, I am also going to focus more on my grooming.
Before I won the title Mr. India 2017, I have been associated with NGO’s for benefit of the society.
Yes, after winning the title I have an added responsibility towards my people and society. I don’t believe in involving in any kind of social services or do welfare to get benefits out of it.
It’s necessary for every human being to contribute to the society in whatever way they can.
I would want to pick up causes like Anti-Depression and address more concern like “Blue Whale Game ” which is ruining the youth and have resulted in deaths.
There are more welfare services that I’m keen on, which will benefit all the people of different age groups around the world.
Q: What next?
A: For now the major focus remains preparing and winning the pageant and making my country proud. I have always believed in keeping my targets close to achievable.
Q: Any quote that has profound impact on you?
A: The College where I completed my graduation, H.R.College of commerce and economics, our Principal Dr. Mrs Indu Shahani gave me this GURU mantra
“Focus on your Academics and you will walk the red carpet rest of your life”.
I am fortunate to be the chosen one me to forward the mantra her father had shared it with her, completed my education before stepping into the world of glamour and has been my mantra till date.
Q: How would you inspire the upcoming models looking to win such a prestigious title?
A: Modelling is the career for one’s with Good looks, intelligence, well grooming, communication skills and highlighting the strengths and working upon the areas to-be-strengthened.
Keep working and exploring and don’t stop dreaming even if you start afresh at any age.
Be strong in you determination and positive approach; including Luck and Blessings from your parents who standby you against all odds.
Q : Any message to your readers?
Improvements(big or small) on a day-to-day basis are the key to incredible long term results.
When you dare to dream and you can’t let go of, trust your instincts & pursue it.
Remember: Real dreams take hard work,
They take patience,
and sometimes they require you to dig down very deep.
Be sure you’re willing to do that.
If you make up your mind to achieve it; nothing in the world can stop you to live your dreams!!
We thank him for sharing his experiences with us.