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C OVER STORY RIDHIMA SUD IS THE GIRL EVERYONE WANTS TO KNOW MORE ABOUT I f you've watched the Zoya Akhtar-directed ensemble film Dil Dhadakne Do, chances are that you gave the credits more than just a cursory glance, looking for the name of the actress who played Noorie Sood, charming co-conspirator to Ranveer Singh's character. Making her Bollywood debut in the film, first-timer Ridhima Sud is now the girl everyone wants to know more about. A Google search will tell you that she switched to acting from a fledgling corporate career and belongs to a non-filmy Delhi family. Here's what Google won't tell you about Ridhima, one-film old but here to stay. She proud to be a Delhi girl Ridhima has been staying in Mumbai with her brother for work, and whenever she gets the time, the first thing she does is come home. "People generally forget their roots for the sake of mingling in the industry, but I am a typical Delhi girl at heart and will always be. If someone says I am a Mumbai girl, I correct them by saying I'm a Delhi girl and proud to be one. I like Mumbai, but I don't love it. The major difference between the two cities is that Delhi is very community-based and in Mumbai you are on your own. Here, everyone from your chachi to mami keeps intruding in your personal matters, but Mumbai of- fers more freedom and privacy. So, for me, it is a perfect balance as I get the best of both sides. When I am not working, I am home," Ridhima says. For her, Delhi and Gurgaon are same. Only the postal codes are different Ridhima's family recently moved from Chhatarpur to Golf Course, but for her, Delhi and Gurgaon are no different. "My family moved here just six months back. We had a big house in Chhatarpur, and after my brother and I moved to Mumbai, it was becoming difficult for my parents to take care of the house. But relocating to Gurgaon hasn't made much of HY