Pooja Bhatt: My aspirations were always different

Pooja Bhatt says she turned to production and direction at the age of 21 as she was never happy being just an actor.

Pooja Bhatt
Pooja Bhatt

"At the age of 21, I was India's youngest film producer and that's a very major achievement for someone who is a main stream actor," the 42-year-old actor said.

"I was Alia's (her half-sister) age when I produced my first film and I don't think Alia would be able to produce a film today... She is a wonderful actor and a star but I am saying my aspirations were always slightly different," she said.

Pooja said even as an actor she avoided doing romantic films.

"I got lot to do at a pretty young age in terms of emotionally challenging films. I did not do any fluff... fluff is not me," the 'Dil Hai Ki Maanta Nahi' star said.

"I became a film maker because for me just being in front of the camera was not enough. I enjoyed making movies, creating new stars, enjoyed putting my films together and that's what gives me the satisfaction far more than just merely being a star," she said.

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