In Focus: Shanoo Sharma
Casting Director, Yash Raj Films
Everyone knows she was the maven behind Ranveer Singh’s discovery, as well as Parineeti Chopra and Arjun Kapoor. At the age of just 35, Shanoo Sharma has become one of the most powerful entities in the Indian film industry, transforming the lives of certain aspiring and remarkably talented actors. We list ten things you probably didn’t know about this influential casting director, who’s clued on to the pulse of Bollywood.
A cast on the leg led her to being a casting director. ‘I was immobile for a month, so my brother suggested that I get into
The Designer: Rahul Gaikwad started off by working in the animation industry when he was a second year student at JJ School of Applied Art. Initially, he was drawn towards the field of design for the sheer love of expressing his unique style of work. After wrapping up his degree, he went on to work with numerous design studios for a couple of years, and explored the fields of gaming and animation pre-production design.
The Work: With a focus in design based projects, Rahul established Giant Robot Design in 2007, a studio which predominantly created illustrations for advertising campaigns
Ticket to Homeland
Actor, Nimrat Kaur:
From playing the naive, gullible housewife in The Lunchbox to redefining the art of eating a Dairy Milk chocolate bar, Nimrat Kaur became an overnight success a year ago. Now she suits up for the role as a devastatingly gorgeous ISI agent in the Emmy Award and Golden-Globe Award winning television series, Homeland. Currently shooting in Cape Town, we have a little chat with Nimrat over the phone about her debut crossover series and how she went for the screen test, without having watched a single Homeland episode.
The Hollywood Break
‘I was in London for some work
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Siddharth Dhanvant Shanghvi
Contextualise yourself in one line. He came. He saw. He felt it was all rather pointless.
The first job you were hired for. Kennel boy
First memory of writing. Dreams, in a journal.
After 10 years if you had to give a blurb on The Last Song of Dusk how would you deconstruct it? “Who is this annoying young man on the front page of my newspaper, and why isn’t it me instead?”
The most memorable praise for The Last Song of Dusk. It’s still in print!
What about writing evokes emotion in you? My belief in other worlds, and finding beauty in them.
Advice to young people engaging in the arts, be it art, writing, photography etc. Only good work endures. And the process of making it will be unforgettable.
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