Pooja Bhatt is a true daddy’s girl and her choice of filmmaking is greatly influenced by Mahesh Bhatt. Pooja Bhatt has also launched plethora of actors just like her father.
How did casting of Sunny Leone strike the mind of Pooja? “I signed Sunny Leone for the same reason I signed John Abraham. It was instinct. I broke the perception that models can’t act with Jism. Now, I am looking forward to break another perception by signing Sunny Leone, an adult movie star, in Jism 2.”, said Pooja Bhatt
The sensual poster of the movie is already making waves.
Pooja Bhatt says that she plans to uncover more details about the film slowly. “I’m planning to unravel my film to the audience slowly and slowly, just like a woman who takes her own sweet time to make way into the heart of somebody.”
Pooja plans to start the shooting of the film soon. The film stars Sunny Leone, Randeep Hooda and Arunoday Singh. Imran Zahid is also playing an important role in the film. The film goes on floors on 1st April. Pooja says, “We are planning to finish it in a 40 day schedule. Right now it’s rehearsals, costumes, make-up that’s in my mind. All the characters have got meaty roles.”
Comparing her films ‘Jism’ and ‘Jism 2’ Pooja says, “Jism was a love story for mature audience, Jism 2 is for mature adult audience. We are looking at raising the bar in every sense – emotionally and sensually. It would be the story of human heart, crime of passion, revenge, betrayal, the same elements that made Jism, with a fresh story.”
Sunny Leone will play Izna, a classic temptress. Revealing about her roles she says, “Sunny Leone plays Izna, the quintessential seductress. Randeep Hooda is the warrior, and Arunoday Singh is the swashbuckler. It’s a love triangle.” Pooja talks about casting in her films. She says, “I can’t just sign big stars, and make my film around them. In my film, idea, talent and story have to rule. If I can make a film in 12 crore, which is profitable to everyone, then I don’t see a point in making a star-studded 70 crore film.”
Pooja says on making Bollywood bolder, “If you remember, Dhoom also released at the same time when Jism did. While there was more skin show in Dhoom, Jism was considered bolder. Bipasha played a woman who had no qualms about her sexuality and sensuality. She portrayed one-dimensional sexuality which was not common for a woman to portray at that time.
Her take on launching stars is bit different. She says, “You have to believe in the talent of newcomers. If you don’t, how would Sanjay Dutt, and other stars have got their break. You have to believe in somebody’s commitment to the project.” Item numbers are a must today to ensure film’s success. Does she also feel the same?
Pooja denies necessity of item numbers in movies. “I don’t like the term item number. The word ‘item’ is something I consider derogatory. I don’t know about the item numbers, but the film will have sensual numbers. If you call a song like Jadoo Hai Nasha Hai… an item song, my film has such numbers.