Prominent actress and filmmaker Pooja Bhatt, known for her recent stint on Bigg Boss OTT 2, continues to captivate headlines as her fan base experiences significant growth. In a recent exclusive interview with Siddharth Kannan, Pooja Bhatt opened up about her early departure from acting, a career she embarked upon at the tender age of 17. Her debut cinematic venture, “Daddy,” was crafted under the directorial guidance of her father, Mahesh Bhatt.

Reflecting on her journey, Pooja candidly shared, “Daddy, after Dil Hai Ki Manta Nahi, Sadak was like a hat-trick. At the age of 19, I was a superstar, and at 24, the industry declared, ‘it’s over,’ so I proclaimed, ‘Yeh hai Duniya.’ This is the sole industry in India where, at 24, just when most are commencing their careers, you’ve already scaled the peaks of stardom, only to be unceremoniously relegated to the sidelines.”

During the in-depth conversation, Pooja delved into the reasons behind her exit from acting at the tender age of 25, opting instead to pursue a career behind the camera as a director. She recounted, “At 25, I founded my own production house, giving birth to ‘Tamanna.’ This marked my inaugural National Award win, instilling a profound sense of self-fulfillment. I traversed the nation, engaging with diverse communities, and ‘Tamanna’ raised funds for charity, securing me my National Award. Subsequently, I embarked on ‘Dushman’ with Kajol and went on to direct ‘Zakhm.'”

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In addition to her career transition, Pooja Bhatt divulged that she abstained from facing the camera for a staggering 21 years, dedicating her efforts to film production and direction. She acknowledged that her era of stardom had concluded and embraced her new role as a film producer. Pooja’s most recent production, “Jism 2,” marked the debut film of the renowned actress Sunny Leone.