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Jakarta Post

Maudy Ayunda: A girl of many talents

Jakarta   /   Sun, October 7 2012   /  10:28 am

(JP/Indah Setiawati)Young, bright and talented are a few of the words that best describe 17-year-old actress Maudy Ayunda.

Considering her age, she has enjoyed many rare opportunities including playing the lead role in prominent films, such as renowned filmmaker Hanung Bramantyo’s most recent flick, Perahu Kertas (Paper Boat).

The film was split into two series and is based on Dewi “Dee” Lestari pop novel of the same title. It sees Maudy brushing shoulders with award winning actor Reza Rahardian as well as rising star Adipati Dolken.

Maudy said the book happened to be among the first Indonesian novels she had ever read.

As a British International School graduate, Maudy had been exposed to a lot of English literature and not so many Indonesian novels. This was until her mother bought her Perahu Kertas and Ayat-Ayat Cinta (Verses of Love) by Habiburrahman...