Actress and director Pooja Bhatt is all set to make her comeback on the silver screen with her next film, which is an adaptation of a novel. Since 2003 Pooja has been into filmmaking and was not seen in any film since a long time. The actress will be seen playing the role of an alcoholic cop from Kolkata in the film which is an adaptation of writer Abheek Barua’s novel, City of Death.
Pooja confirmed the news, telling a leading daily, “My friend Kaustav Narayan Niyogi, 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 to make this guilty confession and he assured me that it was a good feeling, as did my producer-partner, Sheel Kumar.”
Talking about Kolkata, she added, “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.”
Pooja was last seen in Everybody Says I’m Fine! In 2001, and with this news of her comeback, fans surely look forward to her next. The film is set to go on floors from December 2017 onwards.