CRUISING TO STARDOM
Delhi girl Ridhima Sud is a model, actor and the fresh face in a Pond’s advertisement directed by Dibakar Banerjee. A theatre professional in New York, she will make her debut in the feature film The Owner, which chronicles the journey of a backpack. The movie entered the Guinness World Record s for being filmed by 25 directors from five continents. Bollywood, with the role of a 17- year- old, is the twenty- something’s next stop. Manjari Makijany, 25, daughter of the late actor Macmohan, aka Sholay’s Sambha, is taking her short film The Last Marble to the Seattle International Film Festival later this month. She does lighting for theatre and has worked as assistant director on Wake Up Sid, 7 Khoon Maaf and the Indian segments of The Dark Knight Rises as well as Mission : Impossible— Ghost Protocol. Now she is writing a romantic comedy and planning a feature film.