Poonam, who made headlines during the 2011 Cricket World Cup when she offered to go nude before Team India if they won the trophy, is making her Bollywood debut with 'Nasha'.
"I was completely blown by the talent she (Poonam Pandey) has, by the talent that was on display and it was effortless. She was absolutely effortless," Saxena said here Wednesday during the first look launch of the film.
"There was not a single moment when I felt that I am working with a newcomer or I have to be extra careful - nothing! She made it such a wonderful ride for me," added Saxena, who had earlier helmed erotic thriller 'Jism'.
Produced by Aditya Bhatia, 'Nasha', an adult film, is a passionate love story between an 18-year-old boy and a 25-year-old girl.
Saxena calls 'Nasha' 'a coming of age movie'. "The whole film is from the point of view of an 18-year-old boy. It is as innocent and as sensuous as an 18-year-old boy would imagine it to be. Nothing more, nothing less," Saxena said.
'Nasha' is slated to release July 26.