Actress Pooja Kumar, who plays the female protagonist in Kamal Haasan's Tamil-Hindi project 'Vishwaroopam', says her one film experience with the superstar is like a lifetime achievement.
The 36-year-old former beauty queen will also be sharing the
screen space with Haasan in the sequel of the controversial spy
thriller. "For any actress, it's a dream come true to share the
screen space with Kamal Haasan. I am getting an opportunity to work
with him in the second part of the film too. It has been an
incredible journey and lifetime experience for me. He always drives
an actor to give something new onscreen," Pooja told PTI.
'Vishwaroopam 2' is an extension of
Haasan's first story and will see all the characters returning. "We
all have come out of our comfort zones for the film. Kamal has an
immense knowledge on history, science and philosophy.
He is a walking encyclopedia. I am the second actress who he
repeated in his films after Sridevi," she said. She bagged
Vishwaroopam through a designer who suggested her name to
Haasan and auditioned for the role on Skype. "My designer in the
film Gautamiji suggested my name to Haasan. His team contacted my
manager and I auditioned on skype for the role," she said.
Vishwaroopam 2 is expected to hit theatres this Diwali.
Having born in US to Indian origin parents and studied in
Washington University, Pooja said she cannot avoid Indian cinema.
She started her film career with Tamil film Kadhal Rojavae
in 2000 followed by Magic Magic 3D, Flavours and
a small role in Ranbir Kapoor-Priyanka Chopra starrer 'Anjaana
Anjaani'. "My father was not keen on my decision of joining
films. He asked me to complete my degree first and so, I did my
graduation in Political Science from Washington University.