A woman identified as Tapaswini Barada of Purushottampur block of Odisha’s Ganjam district has brought pride to her family and state by winning the title of Mrs. Maharashtra.
Tapaswini resides in Bengaluru with her husband Srikant Barada and a five-year-old son. She is the daughter of Bijaya Nayak of Ganjam district. From a very young age she possessed a lot of dreams but did not get enough opportunity to fulfill them.
However, according to Tapaswini, the Covid pandemic has brought her the opportunity to go after her dreams once again.
In Mrs. Maharashtra talent show she was given nine minutes to showcase her capabilities and she chose to display various problems faced by women through her acting. Impressed by her acting, the judge panel decided to honour her with the title of Mrs. Maharashtra.
While speaking to Kalinga TV, Tapaswini said that when lockdown was imposed in December 2019, she lost her job and came back to Odisha. Not being a woman who can sit idle, she searched for works to do online. While searching, she came across a news about a doctor from Berhampur, Odisha, who won a stylist title on Mrs. India. She discussed about it to her husband before going forward with the Mrs. Global Bollywood Queen competition.
For the competition of Mrs. Global Bollywood Queen competition, Tapaswini had to go through three auditions, she said.
The first audition included ramp walk, second one was the talent round, and lastly, a question answer round was conducted. All the auditions were taken online and Tapaswini entered the semi finalist round. However, for the last round they were suppose to go to Dubai but the plans got postponed due to Covid-19. She took the time to prepare herself for the final round but the second wave of Covid took the opportunity from her.
However, Tapaswini did not give up and tried online grooming and did all the hard work that was required and finally attended for the Mrs. Maharashtra competition.
Tapaswini said that belonging to a rural India she have seen woman struggle in life and sometimes their dreams scattered due to early marriages. She wanted to bring forward the concern and probably even work on this matter later on.
Tapaswini believes the fact that she could bring her thoughts to her act, is why the judges of the Mrs. Maharashtra competition were impressed by her performance.