Pooja Bhatt didn’t only work in Bollywood as an actress but also as a filmmaker by directing John Abraham and Udita Goswami starrer ‘Paap’. But now, she’s soon going to be seen on the silver screen once again with a movie adaptation of Abheek Barua’s debut novel, ‘City of Death’.
And for this film, Pooja will be playing the role of an alcoholic cop. Speaking about this new project to a leading daily, she revealed how this project came to her and shocked her.
She said, “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.”
The male lead of the film is still yet to be chosen. Talking about the story of her comback movie, Pooja 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.”
Well, let’s wait for more development on this untitled movie.