I witnessed one of the trials of the accused men live while preparing for <em>Kajarya, </em> Madhureeta Anand's film on female infanticide. I was standing in a room merely 15 feet away from the accused in 2013, right before I started shooting. I play a reporter in the film and as part of my research for the role I was trailing an actual journalist. Little did I know that I would find myself in a room with men who had enraged an entire nation.
She is perhaps one of those debutantes of 2015 who is set to make a remarkable presence felt in Bollywood. Playing a quintessential spoilt girl in Zoya Akhtar's <em>Dil Dhadakne Do</em>, Sud impressed the audiences and critics alike with her simple yet impactful screen presence. Switch to a few months ahead, Ridhima is now set to showcase an absolutely different side of hers in an international film titled <em>Kajariya</em> directed by Madhureeta Anand. The film showcase stories of two different women struggling similar issues set against the backdrop of the issue of female feoticide in India. The film has been internationally endorsed by Eve Ensler, the founder of the world renowned theatre production, The Vaginal Monologues. The film has also traveled across several renowned film festivals and will have a theatrical release later in 2015. <br> <br> She is one of those rare debuts who already has her kitty amply filled up with a 3 film deal with John Abraham Productions. This talented girls doesn't always play with luck's stride, as her educational background in acting has been vast and rich. She is a graduate of the Larry Moss Studio where she has shared learning space with the likes of Tobey McGuire and has done her financial studios from New York University and even worked her way up in finance in the world famous Wall Street of New York. She was also in the production department of Hollywood film - Eat Pray Love starring Hollywood's sweetheart, Julia Roberts. During her living day in New York, she bagged a role in Oscar Nominated movie Ballds of Rustom, thus speaking volumes that this girl is a powerhouse of talent coupled with beauty waiting to take Bollywood by storm in the coming months.
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