“I dwell in Delhi and simply to satisfy the Punjabi producers I’d journey backwards and forwards from Delhi and generally even from Mumbai the place I used to be doing a TV serial, ‘NaamKaran’. And they’d have a number of conferences for finalizing one movie. No less than 3-Four instances it occurred that after finalizing me, sending me the settlement, blocking my dates, producers would inform me they changed me with one other actress. One of many producers didn’t even hassle to tell me. It was solely once I referred to as them that they advised me I had been changed. I used to be shocked,” she stated. Pooja went on so as to add that the majority Punjabi producers wish to work with the identical set of actresses many times. “There needs to be a good likelihood given to everybody else too to show themselves. Simply because we’ve no godfather within the trade, doesn’t imply we must always get pushed over like this.”
Pooja additionally accuses the Punjabi producers of paying poorly to the actors. “Regardless of 5 years on this trade, the remuneration they provide me is pittance. In truth, simply earlier than the lockdown I used to be assembly a Punjabi producer for a movie and so they have been sort of dallying over finalizing me over my charge. I agree Punjabi trade remains to be rising, however what they pay is basically meagre,” she stated.
Pooja additionally goes on to speak in regards to the “unprofessionalism” rampant within the trade. “I’ve had two producers cancel my position as a result of I advised them to talk to my supervisor for finalizing particulars as I used to be busy in a shoot. They’ve such inflated egos that they stated, ‘we don’t have time to talk to managers and we both discuss on to actors or we take another person’.”