A cute face keeps the memory alive. Miss India 1993 Pooja Batra is one such exceptionally cute face who have kept her memories alive in Bollywood with some of her amazing performance in the movies like ”Virasat”. In the movie she played the role of a modern girlfriend of Anil Kapoor and earned rave reviews. She worked in 22+ movies Haseena Maan Jayegi, Dil Ne Phir Yaad Kiya and Kahin Pyaar Na Ho Jaaye but will always remembered as the girl from Virasat.
Then suddenly in between her growing Bollywood career she bid a goodbye to Acting and got married to Los Angeles-based orthopedic surgeon, Dr Sonu Ahluwalia, in 2003. During this period she was just in her twenties.
After her marriage failed and divorced, Batra is now all ready to have a comeback in silver screen. ‘I’ve lived through the most grueling, lonely and difficult phase of my life!’ confessed Pooja. After two years of acting classes, accent training and a physical and emotional transformation, she was set for a comeback in show business.
Pooja Batra got chance in the Hollywood movie “One under the sun”. In the movie Batra plays the character of an astronaut, a role inspired by Kalpana Chawla, India’s first woman in space who died in the Space Shuttle Columbia disaster on 1 February, 2003. Batra plays the role of an astronaut who is the sole survivor of a disastrous space mission and her aim will be to reunite with her terminally ill daughter.
This was an challenging role for Pooja. She watched several documentaries of Kalpana Chawla and copied Kalpana’s look by chopping her hairs to shoulder length and coloured it black. She also visited the NASA space centre in San Diego to meet Indian scientists.
The role for the movie was written for an Afro-American but when filmmakers, Vincent Tran and Riyaana Hartley saw the audition of Batra they changed the protagonist to a woman of Indian descent.
Akshay kumar attended old friend Pooja Batra’s special movie screening of Mirror Game on May 28, 2017. Pooja is now all set to make her come back in Bollywood with a thriller, Mirror Game.
The movie Mirror Game is all about the story of a psychology professor who lives in New Jersey, showing all his personal and professional struggles.