It's good to know that our stars are keeping up with the times. Ulaganayagan Kamal Haasan apparently auditioned Pooja Kumar on Skype. And kudos to the pretty lady who managed to bag the role under such conditions.
She surely must be a catch considering we're all familiar with the hiccups of Skyping. Lighting isn't ideal, sound quality may be pitchy and the picture grainy. “It was pretty cool. He kept telling me to adjust the lighting in the room,” says Pooja.
Initially, the actress who has had supporting roles in Anjaana Anjaani, a Tamil film and a couple of Hollywood films and sitcoms, thought she was auditioning for a thriller on the lines of Silence of the Lambs. "I thought I was one of the victims in such a film. Sir convinced me it was nothing like that.”
Her queries answered she was more than keen to say yes. “Working with Kamal sir is a dream come true. I must have done some good karma in my past life to have earned this opportunity. He is truly a legend,” said Pooja.
Her only regret however, is that she didn't get to do any action in the film. “Oh, everyone apart from me have a lot of action stunts to do. I am just a damsel in distress. But since I play a nuclear scientist, I suppose I am at least a smart damsel in distress.”
Well, we just can't wait to see how she fares alongside Kamal!