FILMING WITH ANTARA 'RICHA' GANAGOPADHYAY -
MISS INDIA USA 2007
On the evening of June 18th, the Visionalist team was invited to spend some time with Antara ‘Richa’ Ganagopadhyay. Among many other awards and recognitions, she was crowned Miss India USA 2007. This lovely young lady is full of ambition. In our interview, Antara articulated how she hopes to make the most of her position as Miss India. Social reform through education is on the top of the list. She started a tutoring program in high school and hopes to expand its outreach. “Education is an intrinsic Indian value,” exclaims Antara. She hopes to see more time invested in educating the needy as opposed to simply trying to fix their problems with money. Born in India, and a frequent visitor, she stressed how important such programs are for the country.
Beyond her humanitarian aspirations, she admitted that to be a Bollywood Star has always been a dream of hers. She helped us understand what makes the largest film industry in the world uniquely special. The song and dance that is intertwined in every Bollywood film has a quality that all Indians seem to love, and that the western world is taking notice. Our talk with Antara was insightful and astute. It is no wonder that she has been so successful with her endeavors, and we wish her the best as she aims for the stars.