Remember Pooja Batra? The former Miss India who debuted in Virasat? She even won awards for the role. After about 10 films in Bollywood, she moved homes to L.A. and disappeared off the silver screen. Now she’s back and playing herself in Hum Tum Shabana. The sequence is that of a beauty pageant.
Pooja says, “Yes, I am judging a pageant as Pooja Batra. The producers of the movie and director Sagar Ballary wanted me to do the role as they thought it would be true to the character on screen. Having been a Miss India myself and having judged many pageants in real life, it was fun. I had a great time hanging out on the sets with Tusshar, Shreyas, Minissha, Pia and Sagar. It was great meeting Madhur Bhandarkar as well. I’m definitely open to more roles.” Sure, Pooja, the next time someone needs an Ex Miss India or model for a role in their film, they’ll definitely think of you. Welcome back. xoxo