Miss Tourism World 2001|
Rohatgi, an engineering graduate won the coveted
title of Supermodel Miss Tourism World 2001, despite stiff competition from 65
countries and made India proud. "Winning the pageant gave the required push,"
says Payal, also a Femina Miss India Finalist in 2000, who was always attracted
to the glamorous world of modelling and fashion and when got the right opportunity
gave up the engineering sector to pursue her dreams.
Payal was shot
to fame with the Ad for Cadbury Temptations, which is her favourite modelling
assignment as it gave the all-important recognition. Her other TV commercials
include Jaguar Bath Panel, Dabur Amla Hair Oil, Nescafe Cold Coffee, Bajaj Pulsert
Motorcycle, LG Refrigerator, Britannia Biscuit, Wright Pen, Gits Food Mix, Pass
Pass Mouth Freshner, Zeista Tea, RPG Wings Sim Card, Spice Telecom. Music Videos
include Sapne by Silk Route, KK Mera Number One.
Payal didn't just want to be content with modelling and so she went on to
do an Ismail Merchant Film Refugee (English), which is to be released in a couple
of months. With lady luck on her side, the model-turned-actress got another boost
when she was signed for Harry Baweja´s Yeh Kya Ho Raha Hai. Though Payal loves
modelling and ramp walking and has done shows with the leading designers but still
Payal will always be open for film offers since she also aspires to be an actress.