EXCLUSIVE: Pooja Bhatt on her break from acting: I didn’t have the aspirations to be arm candy

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EXCLUSIVE: Pooja Bhatt on her break from acting: I didn’t have the aspirations to be arm candy
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Pooja Bhatt has won everyone’s hearts with her performances in films like Daddy, Dil Hai Ki Manta Nahin, Sadak and many more. However, the actress later kept her acting career on a backseat and started focusing more on producing and directing films. Though, she is now set to make her acting comeback with Alankrita Shrivastava’s show, Bombay Begums. So what kept her away from acting for so long? “I had kind of buried that part of myself and I had put the actor in me into hibernation,” answers Pooja. 

She further adds, “I was busy producing, directing and trying to make films. I must say, making movies gave me a lot of satisfaction. I mean direction is not something that I ever aspired to do, I just went ahead and did it because very often you don’t find the right person to fill those shoes. Someone once told me that looking for a perfect director is like looking for a perfect man to marry, they don’t exist,” she laughs. 

Pooja informs that she truly enjoys producing films. “At 25 when I produced Tamanna, then Dushman and Zakhm, it gave me a sense of self worth that was beyond merely being an actor. While I was privileged to have gotten some extremely varied roles from Daddy, to Dil Hai Ki Manta Nahin to Phir Teri Kahani Yaad Aayee and even Border for that matter. I felt that time that I was in, there was only that much one could do. I didn’t have the aspirations to be arm candy and just be in a commercial film because of the fact that there are two superstars in it. My question always was, what am I doing in it?,” Pooja signs off.

Also Read: Pooja Bhatt on overcoming alcohol addiction, being sober: As someone who drank openly, chose to recover openly

For the entire interview check out the below video:

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Comments
Anonymous : I guess you don't need to have "aspirations to be arm candy" when you're from a rich, privileged family and don't have any financial pressures on you and have roles handed to you. The Bhatt family is unbearable and lacks any self-awareness.
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Anonymous : She was too busy being her fathers arm candy
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Anonymous : Indeed what a fabulous reply..forgot ur colorful past and sinking publicity
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Anonymous : Really? It was coz as she got slighlty older her cuteness went and she started putting on weight and looking older than the heroes. She would love to be arm candy if that was viable but she hasd Option B as her family is of producers and directors
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Anonymous : Mother of inbred Alia
REPLY 4 4 months ago
Anonymous : You are Kangu and her wicked sister, so naturally jealous
REPLY 1 4 months ago
Anonymous : AAP APNI KUDH KI BAAP KI RAKHEL THI
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