I was asked if Maa Durga was a single parent: Sushmita Sen

By Hindustan Times

It’s Ashtami today, the eighth day of the Durga puja festival. Former Miss Universe and actor Sushmita Sen, a single mother of two adopted daughters Alisah 3, and Renee, 13, talks about her strong connect with Maa Durga.

Are you a huge Maa Durga devotee?
Maa Durga has been an integral part of my life. I want to be a mother, a wife, a daughter and a woman like her. We have a saying in Bengali, whenever you are missing courage, if you feel weak or you panic, just say, ‘Durga Durga’ and Maa enters your body. And when she’s there, fear leaves you.

How do Renee and Alisah celebrate the puja?
They go shopping for new clothes and look forward to the festival. The first time Renee came to this pandal, she ask