Pooja Bhatt has been always open about her personal life attitude. She says that it is okay to be frank about one’s personal life.
“Today, the leading ladies can afford to be bold on their personal lives thanks to Manisha Koirala and myself. Both of us had to pay the price for making it possible for the heroines to walk hand in hand with their boyfriends,” says Pooja Bhatt.
Pooja Bhatt has no regrets to take the credit for ushering a new trend of being bold and candid about ladies’ personal life in public. She says, “We were the first ones to be open about our personal lives we were considered non serious because of this.”
Ask Pooja about Jism 2 and she nods in negative to talk about it. She wants to have a remake of her one of her films. “I wish to remake “Dil Hai Ki Manta Nahin” with Ranbir Kapoor and Alia (her sister) and recreate the chemistry that I shared with Aamir on screen. It is one of the top love stories of our industry till date and one of the first road films without the tricks of foreign location,” says Pooja who was in Varanasi recently.
But we all know that cinema is changing and experimentation is the buzz world foir the industry. In such times how can Pooja be sure of selling romance?
“What is life without romance? The world revolves around love. If it is not a love story I cannot work on the film. You cannot put arms around twenty crore of rupees, life is miserable if you don’t have someone to share it with. I like working on love stories. Even “Jism 2″ is a love story though an adult one. It does not cater to a teeny bopper’s emotions,” she says.
Adding further she says, “When the earlier “Jism” was released people had expected a skin fest but it was the chavvani audience who went away and it was the women above the age of 35 and young couples who made the film a hit. I find it strange that we are catering primarily to an audience of GenNext. There is nothing for the mature audience in the films today which is rather unfortunate, but I try to focus my films to make them appeal to an emotionally mature audience.”
Pooja lives on her own rules and is indifferent to success and failures. Pooja exclaims, “I am at that stage of life when I have nothing to lose and everything to gain. I am not afraid of failure since I have failed enough as a director. In fact, the bigger the budget of a film is, the more it operates on fear. Then you take the artiste jo bikta hai rather than your work from your heart. When I was making “Jism”, I wanted to take John Abraham for the film who was just a model then. I was not ready to compromise on this though lot of people advised me against it. I did not want Shah Rukh Khan for the film.”
Talking about John Abraham she says, “Now the same people ask me ki ‘kya John Abraham nahi hai “Jism 2″ mein?’ It is the herd mentality that rules the roost in the industry today. The same applies to Sunny Leone. Everyone waiting to see who would bell the cat and now that we have belled the cat, others too want to do it.”