Pooja, who received amazing response for her role and was nominated under Best Actress at the Madrid International Film Festival 2016, spoke about the film being remade in Hindi.
Hyderabad: Bollywood recently saw the trailer of the upcoming horror film starring Nushrratt Bharuccha called ‘Chhorii’, directed by Vishal Furia. It’s a remake of the 2017 Marathi movie ‘Lapachhapi’. The original film starred actor Pooja Sawant as the lead character playing the role of a pregnant lady experiencing paranormal activities around her.
Pooja, who received amazing response for her role and was nominated under Best Actress at the Madrid International Film Festival 2016, spoke about the film being remade in Hindi. “It feels super proud. When we were making ‘Lapachhapi’, we never thought of what could happen with this film. It was a massive hit and received acknowledgment in many film festivals including Madrid film festival and London film festival. And now the film is being remade in Hindi, this film is getting what it deserves.”
Nushratt Bharuccha will be seen reprising the role played by Pooja 5 years ago in the Marathi cinema. Talking about the remake and Nushratt playing her role, Pooja said, “I am very excited that Nusharatt is playing the lead. She is a great actor and I am very sure she’ll do her best to portray this character. This role will always be close to my heart. It was an interesting character and a challenging role. Hindi remake, of course, brings in more audience but the original work always has an edge and I’m glad that i will continue being the original ‘Chhorii’.”
She further added, “Vishal is an exceptionally wonderful director. When he narrated ‘Lapachhapi’ to me, I said yes immediately without any second thoughts. He made the process very easy. We shot the film in 16 days; it happens only when the captain of the ship is confident. Even with the remake I’m sure he will add his special touch and bring something unique to fore. I’m glad to have worked with Vishal on ‘Lapachapi’. In fact, I’m looking forward to collaborating with him soon again.”
Pooja began her career in 2008. She also won a beauty pageant later which earned her fame. She’s well-known for her performance in ‘Dagdi Chawl’. Pooja is all set to appear next in the Marathi horror flick, ‘Bali’, which is slated for a release soon. She will also appear in the upcoming Marathi film, ‘Love U Mitraalong’ with Gashmeer Mahajani.