Pooja Bhatt, who debuted in Daddy, is again making a comeback with a movie adaptation of Abheek Barua’s debut novel, City of Death. As per a leading tabloid, Pooja will be seen playing the role of an alcoholic cop based out of Kolkata.
The eldest child of Indian film director, Mahesh Bhatt, Pooja stepped into Film direction in the year 2003 with the film Paap starring Joh Abraham and Udita Goswami in the leads. She is into filmmaking since her acting career took a backseat.
45-year-old Pooja Bhatt is now all set to face the camera again. Confirming the buzz, Pooja told, “My friend Kaustav Narayan Niyogi (director of Cabaret), recommended the book and even as I was reading it, I wanted to get back on the set to play this character. This came as an electric shock because that part of my life was no longer a priority. I called my dad (Mahesh Bhatt) to make this guilty confession and he assured me that it was a good feeling, as did my producer-partner, Sheel Kumar.”
Revealing her partner-in-crime in the movie she said that his name is Arjun Sinha, who is 10 years younger than Pooja’s character.Though the actor has not been finalized yet.
When asked about Kolkata city, she said:
“My grandmother, Betty Bertha Bright, lived in the Armenian block in Kolkata. After 36 Chowringhee Lane, we haven’t seen that part of the city in films. It’s a beautiful but decaying city and its crumbling facade serves as a visual metaphor for what the characters are going through, juxtaposing the moral decay against the physical decay to expose the family unit as the biggest enemy through an overindulgent father, a depressive mother, a sex addict brother, and a lover with a past.”