Name: Ashima Chibber
Biography: Ashima Chibber is one of the new faces in the film making industry. As Ashima was the daughter of professor parents, she was expected to take up the academic line for her future career aspects. Initially she completed her Masters degree before she went to the United States to pursue a course there. During this period of time, this Hyderabad born girl took up a job at some cinema hall. As a result of this, her interest in the domain of films gradually grew.
Ashima Chibber had no connection with Bollywood initially, but her fate landed her right into the ever booming Bollywood film industry. She got the opportunity to work with various well-known directors in numerous films. She worked as an assistant director in films such as ‘Chak De India’, ‘Pyaar Ka Side Effects’, ‘Rockstar’ and numerous other films. Soon after assisting Imtiaz Ali in ‘Rockstar’, she became determine to direct a film herself.
One of her biggest moments in her life was the time when she was offered the job of directing a film in association with the reputed Yash Raj Films production house. She went through the script and she like it and soon enough she started working on this project. As a director, her first film is the upcoming film, ‘Mere Dad Ke Maruti’ which is a comedy flick starring Saqib Salim, Rhea Chakravarty, Ram Kapoor, Ravi Kishan and Prabal Panjabi. This Yash Raj film would be hitting the screens on the 15th of March, 2013.
Initially when she first arrived at Mumbai in search of a job, she had approached the Yash Raj Films office. She was looking forward to work as an assistant director for the film ‘Dhoom’, but back then, she was rejected. Soon after she worked as an assistant director for Shimit Amin’s Sharukh Khan starrer, ‘Chak De India’, her bonds with Yash Raj Films strengthened. As a result she was given this YRF job of directing ‘Mere Dad Ke Maruti’.
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