I've changed my looks: Pooja GandhiJul 8, 2009 RGV
B'lore, July.8 (NR): Kannada actress Pooja Gandhi is enjoying her best innings in the Kannada film industry today. After signing some prestigious projects in Kannada, the Delhi born actress has made Bangalore her permanent home now. Her family members have been frequenting from Delhi, Mumbai to Bangalore now.
On July 2, Pooja's new film Gokula directed by Prakash was launched. The actress had to participate in the shooting for the whole day which prevented her from attending the audio release function of her most awaited film Iniya produced by Shylendra Babu and directed by Mussanje Mahesh.
Pooja is playing a medical student's role; a bubbly, talkative character. These days her fans and the media persons have noted Pooja Gandhi is looking more stylish and trendy. She credits her present new glamorous looks to her entire team of assistants who worked on her and her own strict exercise and diet regimen which has kept her fit.
"You will see me in totally different looks from my film Minugu which I have continued in Iniya. That is because I tried hard to look differently and even my make-up, costume and hair style assistants learnt many new things to improve on their work. I think you will see two phases of improvement from me. The first phase of improvement could be seen from the films like Milana and Krishna and the second phase of improvement could be seen from Minugu," says Pooja Gandhi.
According to Pooja she had involved Minugu director Jeshwant in the discussions about her change of looks in the film. "He had just told me in the beginning that he expected me to change my looks for the film. I had concurred with him after hearing the script. We had lot of discussions about my costume designing and make up even from the preparatory stages. Jeshwant is basically an Ad and Corporate film maker and he could understand my concerns about the need of new looks for the film," said Pooja.
Sharing some of her beauty and fitness secrets, the actress who has reached the top line in the Kannada film industry says that she keeps herself fit by not eating any junk food that she gets on the sets or any other place.
"I will not miss out on my yoga and exercise in the mornings and always want to retain my positive attitude. Being deeply religious also helps me. I pray yo Shivji every day. I always meditate while praying and I hit the gym everyday without fail. Even when my mother was sick recently, I did not miss out my Gymnasium sessions," says Pooja Gandhi.
Pooja Gandhi also has a number of releases lined up starting from Kaadiruve Ninagaagi directed by Jolly Bastin, Iniya directed by Mussanje Mahesh, Minugu in which she is teamed up with Sunil and Huchchi directed by Venkatesh Panchangam.
She has realized her dream of acting in the role of a mentally retarded girl though the film Huchchi. She has also signed many films recently including Gokula directed by Prakash which is to be launched on July 2 in which she is teamed up with Vijaya Raghavendra. Another significant film is Harikathe directed by Dayaal Padmanabhan to be produced by K.C.N. Kumar. In this film Pooja Gandhi is working with her sister Radhika Gandhi. Surprisingly Pooja plays a role with negative shades in this film, while Murali is the hero of this film.
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