A fixture on the social scene, Waris Alhuwalia is a man of many talents. His line of jewelry, House of Waris, was picked up by Barney’s and he has appeared in several of Wes Anderson’s films, including The Life Aquatic with Steve Zissou, Darjeeling Limited and the short Hotel Chevalier.
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“I knew of you,” Jon Abrahams admitted boldly to his Missed Connections costar Mickey Sumner, describing their relationship before making the indie romantic comedy. He turned nonchalantly back to The Observer. “I was stalking her.”
Last night, in a sea of swarming guests and red carpet entrants, The Observer snagged a short cocktail conversation with Ms. Sumner and Mr. Abrahams before they sashayed toward the packed screening at the School of Visual Arts Theater, the first of the week-long GenArt film festival. (Full disclosure: The Observer Media Group is a sponsor of the festival.) Waris Ahluwalia, who plays Pradeep in the film, mingled nearby with other movie patrons as we caught up with Ms. Sumner and Mr. Abrahams.
Though the pair displays palpable chemistry onscreen, we wondered aloud whether it transcended off screen as well.