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Shining... and ticking

Will Delhi's very own Shradha Arya make it at India's Best Cinestar? We will know this Sunday.



Shradha Arya

COME SUNDAY and this Delhiite will know till when would her fame be ticking. Having reached the grand finale of Zee TV's India's Best Cinestar Ki Khoj, Sradha Arya from Delhi's Paschim Vihar is in full steam. Better for her morale as the D-day would be November 27 at Goregaon Sports Complex in Mumbai though the television audience would be able to view the final contest on Zee TV only on December 4.

"I am a little nervous, a little confident and very excited about the entire do. From 80 contestants short-listed from all over the country, 32 were sieved and finally, only two remain. So, you can understand my state of mind," she says. A rather uneasy smile following it.

A student of Delhi University, Sradha says, "Not only my friends but even those whom I don't even know, send me SMS regularly saying that they have been watching me for all these months and would pray for me. It is very touching." Having been involved in this talent hunt, the result of which would turn a male and female contestant into actors, the platform being a feature film by Zee Network, Sradha considers herself lucky. "It was utter fate. When the audition was happening in Delhi, there was a stampede and so, it had to be stopped. I had no hope. But then, it happened at Kalka School later and I was noticed," she says.

Training sessions

Having been away from home for three months, she has been undergoing various training sessions in Mumbai by experts in different fields. "We had acting sessions with Paintal, Vidhu Vinod Chopra and Namit Kishore, dancing lessons from Shiamak Davar and grooming sessions with other experts. So, even if I won't win it, I would definitely be a different person," she explains. Though, on second thoughts, she adds, "Actually, I always wanted to be in the film line. But I didn't know how to go about it. This has come as a dream vehicle for me. I am in my final year of graduation and I was thinking of looking for a job now. So, this opportunity has come at the right time," she says, lacing it with a silent prayer for success.

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