Priyadarshini beat 21 finalists to be crowned Miss India at the 53rd edition of the beauty pageant in Mumbai. Pankhruri Gidwani was crowned 2nd runner-up, Sushruthi Krishna was chosen 1st runner-up. Tennis ace Sania Mirza, producer Ekta Kapoor, fashion designers Manish Malhotra and Shane Peacock, Sanjay Dutt, Arjoon Kapoor, Amy Jackson, director Kabir Khan, and Miss World 2015 Mireia Lalaguna judged the competition to come to a final decision. The jury also decided on the top three Miss India titles and the announcement was made by Shah Rukh Khan. Priyadarshini will now represent India at the Miss World pageant.