Pol­ly­wood Ros­ter

India Today - - SIMPLY PUNJABI - sapan24333@ gmail. com by Kavyan­jali Kaushik

Sa­pan Man­chanda, a film jour­nal­ist, al­ways won­dered while at­tend­ing the In­ter­na­tional Film Fes­ti­vals in Goa why his home state, Pun­jab, did not have a one- point re­source of film and mu­sic un­like other film­mak­ing states. Once back, Man­chanda, 26, set out to com­pile a list of up­com­ing and es­tab­lished, mu­si­cians artists from the Pun­jab’s film in­dus­try. “I con­nected with peo­ple on Face­book etc and left no stone un­turned to cat­a­logue as many peo­ple from the in­dus­try as pos­si­ble. I tracked down 250 singers from Pun­jab,” re­called Man­chanda. Six months of later, a 250- page cat­a­logue with over 40 cat­e­gories was ready. “The re­ac­tions were fan­tas­tic, the artists, es­pe­cially, said it had be­come easy for them to con­nect and col­lab­o­rate with oth­ers in the in­dus­try” says Man­chanda who will up­date the dic­tionary next year. The Pol­ly­wood Directory is free of cost but only avail­able on re­quest. Man­chanda also dis­trib­utes it to stu­dios. Con­tact 9501633900;

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