It is a huge compliment that Neeraj Pandey called me on board without an audition: Pooja Chopra
Pooja Chopra during an interview with News Helpline for her upcoimg film Aiyaary said it is a huge compliment that Neeraj showed fate in her to play such a strong character.
After being part of Neeraj Pandey’s short film, ‘Oouch’, Pooja became part of his next immediate project Aiyaary when asked to comment on the same he said, “I think it is a huge compliment that he showed fate in me and trusted me to play such a strong character. When we were doing workshops he praised me for my work. But the fact that he called me for his next immediate film without an audition, that’s a huge compliment.”
When asked if she felt performance pressure when working with a filmmaker like Neeraj Pandey, she said, “I was very happy because I felt the pressure during ‘Oouch’ and he had seen my potential and talent. I just didn’t want to disappoint him and his fate in me. And I am glad to be have had the chance to work with him again. “
When asked what makes being part of Aiyaary special the former Femina Miss India said, “‘Aiyaary’ is very special because it is with a directed I always wanted to work with, which is a very rare chance. especially for a girl to get a chance to play such a strong performance oriented character is not easy.”
The trailer of the film when released showcased actors Sidharth Malhotra and Manoj Bajpayee playing the roles of army officers over a storyline that brings corruption within the system to the forefront.
Pooja debuted in Bollywood with Commando, when asked how were the characters different she said, “my character in ‘Commando’ was of the girl next door, she was just a normal girl. There was no need to transform myself. But here ‘Maya Semwal’ exhibits no girly traits. She is a man among men. Both the characters are very diverse, extremely different. In fact, the character I played the short film ‘Oouch’, is also completely different. In ‘Oouch’ I am a lady who has an extramarital affair. I am glad I got to play three different roles and they were all challenging in their own way.
Apart from Pooja ‘Aiyaary’s stars Sidharth Malhotra, Manoj Bajpayee, Rakul Preet Singh, Naseeruddin Shah and Anupam Kher.
Aiyaary produced by Motion Picture Capital is scheduled to release on 16th Feb.