Pooja Bhatt all set to make acting comeback

WEB DESK: Bollywood filmmaker-actress Pooja Bhatt is all set to make her acting comeback after a hiatus of 18 years in a film, written by her father Mahesh Bhatt.

Pooja had made her acting debut in 1989 with “Daddy”, which  was about a young daughter who decides to save her father from getting destroyed at the hands of alcoholism with help of her unconditional love and care.The film was directed by Mahesh.

The 43 year old actress said the new film will be “reverse” of “Daddy”. “I am acting in a film. It is like ‘Daddy’, but we are doing a reverse version of it. It’s about an ambitious woman, who gets busy chasing her career and in-turn leaves her daughter to earn money and fame,” Pooja was quoted as saying to PTI.

“She is seen depressed and drunk, before realising that she needs to make amends for her acts,” she said.

After her debut, Pooja went on to do films like “Dil Hai Ki Manta Nahin”, “Sadak” and “Phir Teri Kahani Yaad Aayee”.

She was last seen on silver screen in the 1998 Mahesh Bhat-directed drama “Zakhm”. The actress has no qualms in not doing many films as she refused to simply be an “arm-candy”.

“I didn’t do many films because I refused to be an arm candy. When my father retired from direction, I stopped acting too. But today people are telling many good stories and who better than my father to write one. That is why I decided to act,” she said.

The yet-untitled film will go on floor this year, after the makers find a director.

“We are still looking for a director who will do justice to the material. My father will never direct a film again. He has said it many times and I didn’t try to coax him to direct this one either,” she said.

In the mean time, Pooja will work on next directorial venture, “Jism 3”.