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By Manisha Deshpande
10/29/2004 12:00:00 AM

Shareen MantriShe is one of the youngest talents on the television block. Just 24 and of the most assured new talents emerging, Shareen Mantri is emerging as a rising entrepreneur all set to break the male dominated celluloid ceiling in Bollywood and television. Switch on any music channels and you're sure to come across music videos that bear her signature style. Be it the sassy 'Kabhi Aar, Kabhi Paar' that pitch forked Deepal Shaw to stardom or 'Rangeela Re...' or the latest Babul Supriyo's videos. Shareen Mantri sure has her pulse of the audience.

Shareen Mantri kick started her 3 years course in fashion photography through SNDT College. She then awed the audience with her 1st major video and her consequent stockpile of musical eye candies is a build up to the next big thing. Brilliant, Creative and Enterprising Shareen then set up EYE CANDY Works to script the success of her ever-increasing clients. This young creative Entrepreneur's firm 'Eye Candy Works' in a short span of time has its hands full of projects, including commercials their latest extension into related areas. Shareen Mantri's visual composition and lush production values are a visual treat to the eyes no wonder than she is touted as the brightest spark to enter Bollywood.

About her future plan she says, "Every music director wants to make a film and the process is definitely on. At this moment I could only say that it would be a youth-centric and peppy film. And I would love to work with Shah Rukh and Saif Ali Khan. I am working on a script right now and have some directorial offers but I am selective and choosy."

Brushing aside rumors that her videos are full of sleazy skin show; Shareen says "None of my videos her on unnecessary exposure, for me aesthetics come first. I strongly believe that you can make a model look sexy even without showing her cleavage."

Shareen MantriOn her forth-coming projects Shareen says "I am working right now on a couple of original compositions. Besides we will soon be shooting for the Baby doll sequel titled "The Return of Baby doll" for which I am searching for a new face." We can surely bet that with Shareen's intuitive skills, The New baby doll will surely be pitch forked to super stardom like Deepal Shaw. Meanwhile the Hunt is on!!

When asked whether she is inspired by western videos Shareen states. "I love Christina Aguilera and Britney Spears videos. At times certain references are drawn from it but I do not copy frame to frame. Each of my music video is unique in content and concept. Versatility is the hallmark of my work."