Pooja Gupta has created a successful place in Bollywood and has created a creative space for herself in the film industry.
Pooja has been an integral part of the movies she has done:
“This is a tough one. I am not exaggerating but this is like asking a mother which child she likes the most. I love whatever I have done so far; one of the reasons I do very little work is because I only take up work in which I will be able to put my heart and soul. If I am not excited about it, then it seems like an uphill task to perform and work every single day of my life, which I don’t like. It is very difficult for me to choose which one is closest to my heart.”
Elaborating her further experience, she added:
“However, if I have to be a little partial, I think it would be my first film, ‘Commando’. It was the first time I ever came in front of the camera and experienced how it was to be someone else. The love and adulation I got for it were amazing. The second closest to ‘Commando’ will be ‘Ouch’. This was the first time I was working with my favourite director, Neeraj Pandey.”
Pooja has worked with talented actors like Vidyut Jammwal, Siddharth Malhotra, Aftab Shivdasani and has enjoyed working with them.
“I have enjoyed working with Vidyut, Aftab, Sidharth–all of them, actually. But the one actor who helped me push my boundaries has to be Manoj Bajpayee. We worked together in the short film ‘Ouch’, directed by Neeraj Pandey. As a co-actor, he helps you push your boundaries and reach levels you never thought you could. Even today, when I sit back and watch the film, I have no idea where that performance has come from. The exceptional performance that I have been able to deliver is because of Manoj Bajpayee; he is definitely my most favourite co-actor. I have been fortunate enough to work with him again in ‘Aiyaary’; I have learnt a lot from him.”