The pandemic has delayed the release of many projects, and together with the creators, the actors are eagerly awaiting the release of their projects. Actor Pooja Bisht, last seen in the movie Mushkil (2019), says her six projects are coming out soon.
“Most of my work has been done during the pandemic and is piled up for release. Pandemic waves have shaken everything, not only in the theater, but also on web releases. The makers are still in a dilemma about how to handle the releases and the painful actors,” said the actor during her visit to Lucknow, where she has shot for series. slip (2020) with Aniruddh Dave.
Bisht added: “Not only theaters, also for OTT everyone wants to release on the leading platform and with big projects queuing up for web releases, medium and small budget movies are not getting good releases in frontline OTTs because the wait is too long . And it makes no sense to release it on just any platform.”
When she tells us about her projects, she says: “I shot for film dark cheers with Rajiesh Duggal, psychological thriller series Imperfect; in the movie Hari Om HaricI have a small role but I am paired opposite Ranveer Shouri, OTT series country mafia, movie Happy starring Sunny Leone and recently did an item song for a South Indian movie. Now I am gradually seeing projects find the right release dates.”
Hailing from Kotdwar (Uttarakhand), she was in the cabin crew of an airline when the reality show Spire villa happened to her “accidentally”.
“Then I started modeling in Delhi. During that period I did an item song for the Punjabi movie Maasic which had Pankaj Tripathi and Manav Kaushik and it was sung by Mika Singh. That gave me a lot of recognition and I went to Mumbai. I won a subtitle in a beauty contest. Then Mushkil happened.”
“My last music video Chal Jhooti worked well too. Next I will record a show in Lucknow with my dark cheers director Dushyant Pratap Singh,” she says.
The actor says that in the glamor industry she likes to challenge herself with experiments. “I love playing the gray character because it keeps me on my toes. In Country Mafia, shot in Varanasi, I play a worker from the UP/Bihar border. GOW fame actor Aditya Kumar plays my husband in the movie and my biggest conflict is with Ravi Kishan. Playing something you are not in real life is another experience I enjoy. At that point, it’s very satisfying not to wear unnecessary makeup and to be in a realistic zone,” she adds.