Pooja Bisht opens up on her breakup with Ssharad Malhotra, says ‘I just feel he should not waste other people’s time’
Former Splitsvilla contestant Pooja Bisht is all ready to make her debut in a horror film. The actress was in the news for her split with beau Ssharad Malhotra recently. It seems that she has put the heartbreak behind and is all set to make a mark with her acting chops. BollywoodLife caught up with the lady for a chat. When we asked her about how she bagged the film, the lady replied, “I did a music video with the production house and they really liked my work. Also, the part was of a girl from a small town. I hail from a very small town in Uttarakhand. It was easy for me to play the part. Everything fell into place.” She will be seen with Rajniesh Duggal and Kunaal Roy Kapur in the film. While Duggal has done many horror flicks, Kapur was last seen in Saif Ali Khan’s Kaalakandi. “It was wonderful working with them. I was quite nervous but both of them are good human beings. They helped me out whenever needed. The team was a friendly one. I have some romantic scenes with Rajniesh and he guided me throughout,” she says.
The actress reveals she is a fan of the horror genre. “I am a huge huge fan. So far, I must have seen around 500 horror films. I feel it is an unexplored genre in India. There are few filmmakers who do it really well. Also, it is a good genre for a newcomer to get noticed as horror films have a loyal audience. We have seen how Bipasha Basu made it big with horror films and recently even Anushka Sharma did Pari. Fans of such films watch them irrespective of whether it is Bollywood or Hollywood,” she states. Her favourite films are The Exorcism of Emily Rose and 1920. She is quick to add that is not a horrex with loads of erotica. “It is a horror film throughout. We have taken a new approach towards horror. It is very realistic. You won’t see me with loads of make-up. There are a few songs, which are sensual but not erotica,” she clarifies.
Pooja moved from being a reality show contestant to a TV actor and is now doing films. “I feel people want to get entertained and lines between TV and films actors have blurred. I feel the audience does not judge TV actors. This is a great period for artistes to shine. People enjoy good content whatever the medium. Yes, every actor wants to be seen on the silver screen as he gets maximum exposure. TV with its time constraints is creatively restrictive while films have the leeway to sharpen our performances,” she says. Pooja was also approached for Bigg Boss 12. “Yeah, I had spoken to someone but I don’t think I will do the show as I have signed a few other projects. It will not materialise atleast this year,” she says.
The news of the split between Ssharad Malhotra and her came rather abruptly at a time when reports of them tying the knot soon were doing the rounds. “It was not abrupt. Differences had cropped up between us time and again. You know, in your heart when your relationship is going wrong. It was tough as I had invested in it 2.5 years. He was the one who dominated me. I would like to remember all the good memories. I have moved on and I’m focusing on my career.” Post his split, Ssharad also spoke about how he is in two minds about commitment after seeing failed relationships. “I feel he is a confused person. I read him saying he is commitment-phobic one day and in some other interview, he said he is looking for the right partner. He is an intelligent and smart person. I just feel he should not waste other people’s time,” she signs off. Stay tuned to BL for more updates.