For 28 young girls across India, it’s D-Day today. The Pantaloons Femina Miss India (PFMI) 2008 Grand Finale will take place at the Andheri Sports Complex, Mumbai, this evening, and the lives of three young girls will change forever. The pageant, which has brought international fame to the likes of Sushmita Sen, Aishwarya Rai, Lara Dutta, Priyanka Chopra and Dia Mirza, amongst other girls, will once again, tonight, set the stage to crown its next beauty queens.
Aliya Bose (Anaitha Nair), #7, Right Out, West Bengal. Boy - crazy Aliya likes fashion and fun.
Balbir Kaur (Tanya Abrol), #3, Left Defender, Punjab. Tough as nails, Balbir must learn to overcome her quick temper.
Bindia Naik (Shilpa Shukla), #5, Center Half, Maharashtra. As the most experienced member of the team, Bindia feels herself above everyone. Angry that she is not given more power equal to her experience, she frequently attempts to overthrow the coach.
Gul Iqbal (Arya Menon), #10, Left In, Uttar Pradesh. She is the grand-daughter of star hockey player Mohammad Iqbal and feels compelled to uphold the family legacy.
Gunjun Lakhani (Shubhi Mehta), #4, Right Half, Andhra Pradesh
Komal Chautala (Chitrashi Rawat), #8, Right In, Haryana. Tomboy Komal, referred to as Chhokra in her village, has only one regret: that she wasn't born a boy.
Mary Lalte (Kimi Laldawla) , #15, Substitute, Mizoram and
Molly Zimik (Masochon "Chon Chon" Zimik), #6, Left Half, Manipur. Mary and Molly are from the Far Eastern part of Northern India and are initially treated as "foreign" by their teammates. They are always together.
Nethra Reddy (Sandia Furtado), #11, Left Out, Andhra Pradesh. A Ground-Man's daughter, Nethra plays to make her father proud.
Preeti Sabarwal (Sagarika Ghatge), #9 Center Forward, Chandigarh. Rich-girl Preeti went to the best schools, was the team captain in Chandigarh, and is referred to derisively by some of her teammates as "Memsaab."  She is dating the vice captain of the India national cricket team who doesn't take her commitment to field hockey very seriously.
Rachna Prasad (Kimberly Miranda)
Rani Dispotta (Seema Azmi), #2, Right Defender, Jharkhand. Rani moved from a jungle village to Ranchi and learned how to survive among her urban-born classmates.
Raynia Fernandes (Raynia Mascerhanas)
Soimoi Kerketa (Nisha Nair), #17, Substitute, Jharkhand. Also from a jungle village, Soimoi struggles with language and fitting in.
Vidya Sharma (Vidya Malvade), #18, Goalie and Captain, Madhya Pradesh. Recently married, Vidya's husband attempts to force her to choose between hockey and family.