Lasyapriya Sundaram is senior associate producer with the entertainment and features team at CNN-IBN. Its been a little more than four years that she has been following films and all things Bollywood on the professional front. But at a personal level, cinema has always intrigued her. The world of books comes a close second. It's her sheer love for books, culture and the need to develop a holistic perspective about the world and its people at large which propelled her to pursue a graduate and post-graduate course in Literature at Delhi's Lady Shri Ram College. A huge admirer and believer in Mani Ratnam's brand of cinema, her perspectives on life are also somewhere a mix between the realistic notions of arthouse cinema and the confetti strewn world of masala potboliers. Though a 'Tam Brahm' by birth, can claim to be a bonafide 'Bong' as well!