Pooja Banerjee, who was last seen in a bold avatar, donning a swimsuit in the show Swim Team, has gone for a makeover of sorts for her upcoming show Nagarjuna — Ek Yoddha. The actress will be playing a simple girl-next-door character called Noorie in the show. Pooja has been cast opposite young lad Anshuman Malhotra.
Earlier, Pooja’s role was supposed to be played by Anshuman’s real life girlfriend Sanaya Pithawala but somehow the deal did not work out and Pooja bagged it at the last minute. Anshuman is four years younger to Pooja and to ensure they look approximately around the same age, the makers asked her to chop off her long tresses.
Pooja says, “I was so in love with my tresses but I was asked to trim them down so I could look younger. It was the most difficult part as the idea freaked me out. I had to give up something very dear to me. But since I was keen on playing Noorie, I did what was needed of me.”
Commenting further on her role, Pooja added, “Previously, I have played some very complex characters on screen. So when I got a call to play Noorie I readily agreed as it appeared very close to what I am in real life. I am very excited at the prospect. Hope the audience likes me in this new look and role.”...