The former Miss India Universe was a bright student during her school days. But after her father's death, she somehow managed to take her board examinations and then decided to enter the glamour world.
While her film career has started with successful films like 'Faltu' and the recent zombie comedy 'Go Goa Gone', Puja is sure that she wants to complete her education and acting is not the only thing she is aiming at.
"My mother is a doctor and brother an engineer. They wanted me to finish my education and unfortunately I could not complete it. When I decided to enter into glam world, films and modelling, it was a shocker for my family," Puja, who had even got herself enrolled for a course in New York, told PTI.
"Though my family is now quite happy with my work, I am sure my mother still wishes for me to finish my graduation," she said "I don't plan things as to when and how I will do it. But the day I quit these things I will go back and focus on my education," she said.
Puja is aware that being a school pass-out won't take her ahead in her life and hence she will look at completing her college education. "This is a promise that I made to my mother and brother before I stepped into the world of glamour," Puja said.
The actress is excited about her first romantic role opposite Neil Nitin Mukesh in south director Susi Ganeshan's upcoming romantic thriller 'Shortcut Romeo'.
'Shortcut Romeo' is the remake of southern film 'Thiruttu Payale'. But Puja says she was asked not to watch the original Tamil film. Talking about her role, Puja says, "In the first half of the film, I get to play a glamorous girl and in the second half I play a simple girl, it is the same character.
I feel fortunate to get to play two parts in the film." Her co-star Neil helped her in improvising her role. "Neil is a talented actor. I liked him in 'Johnny Gaddar' and 'New York'. It is a treat to watch him on screen. He helped me a lot during the scenes," she said. The film also stars Ameesha Patel and releases on June 21.