Chatting With ‘Top Model India’ Winner, Mahir Pandhi 

Mahir Pandhi mentions how modelling is more than just female models walking down the ramp.

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As a winner of Top Model India, Mahir Pandhi has a lot to say about the judges, his mentor, and his fellow contestants.


What goes into the making of a winner of the COLORS INFINITY show, Top Model India? We asked Mahir Pandhi, a native of Delhi, on competing in the show and what he learnt from the judges of the show - supermodel-turned actor Lisa Haydon, fashion stylist and costume designer Anaita Shroff Adajania and fashion photographer Atul Kasbekar. The boy just couldn’t stop giggling when asked about the mentor on the show, Shibani Dandekar.

One of the most important learnings he mentions about the show is that he must be ready every minute of the day, because as Lisa Haydon says, “one bad photo can send you home”.

Mahir Pandhi had made it to the top three, along with fellow contestants Aishwarya Suresh and Shehzad Deol. He also revealed that he considered the androgynous model, Lemuel Huffman to be his biggest competition.

Mahir Pandhi laid special emphasis on minute details. He insists that, in order to win, or even to make it to the top three on the show, paying attention to the littlest thing, matters the most. He even mentions the fickle nature of his career, and the short shelf-life of a model. The one thing the model has learnt on the show comes from judge Lisa Haydon and that is that one bad photo can make or break a modelling career. He mentions how modelling is more than just female models walking down the ramp.

As an English reality television series, Top Model India is broadcasted on COLORS INFINTY. The show follows the format of the 2003 American reality television series America's Next Top Model that was created by Tyra Banks. The format of the show is unique - we see men and women actively compete with each other.

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