Pooja Kumar, last seen in Kamal’s Vishwaroopam series, is excited to team up with ace Priyadarshan for a Bollywood film in an anthology titled The Invisible Mask. The actress is also in talks for a crucial role in Priyan’s historical Malayalam venture which has Mohanlal in the lead.
Sharing her experiences in working in a Priyan film, she says, “It is basically a film that comprises four different stories, something in the pattern of ‘I Hate Luv Storys’ to be aired on Netflix. Priyan sir has directed one of the four stories, which has a women-centric subject. The fact that I got to work with Priyan sir is amazing. He is one of the best writers in Indian cinema.”
Talking about her role in the film, she says, “ I play a modern-day woman who is from the middle-class. It’s basically what happens in her life when she takes up a job in a cafe and she has to leave her marriage. It is what a lot of women are going through right now. Women are in that stage where they are like ‘We want more out of life’. Thanks to the Internet, women are learning that they can have a family and a career as well. The men too have to move with the times. That is what Priyan has addressed in this film.”
The pretty actress is keen to work in period and historical films. Having said that, we hear Pooja is in talks with Priyan for his upcoming historical film based on the life of Kunjali Marakkar called Marakkar: Arabikadalinte Simham. “I am not saying anything now. I will be happy if I am part of the magnum opus.”
She adds, “I also would love to act in films on former Tamil Nadu Chief Minister J Jayalalithaa or actress Vyjayanthimala, who was one of the best actresses with a range of expressions.”
Finally, when the topic shifts to #MeToo movement she says, “I think women have genuine concerns and I think they should come forward. If you have a serious issue, you must address it. It’s important that we talk about it.”...