Actress Pooja Gupta has been confirmed to play the female lead in upcoming film SNAFU. She will be seen opposite Abhay Deol in the film.
Puja earlier worked in Go Goa Gone and F.A.L.T.U. director Sethu Sriram says he decided upon her after a lot of deliberation but she fit the role perfectly.
SNAFU will present Pooja in as Aaniya, an ambitious corporate high flyer who hails from a small town and moved to the city of dreams to pursue her career.
Sriram is relieved that his search for the film’s actress got over at Pooja.
“This role is very critical to the storyline and the girl had to be much more than singing, dancing and looking good. After a lot of deliberation we decided upon Puja,” Sriram said.
“Aaniya is an ambitious small town girl so we needed the vulnerability of a small town girl along with high glamour quotient and who would be a head turner. I auditioned a lot of promising fresh faces and a few upcoming names, some of them were brilliant but Puja fits the bill naturally,” he added in his statement.
He also thanked Abhay who helped him in streamlining the process.
According to sources, over 50 fresh faces were auditioned over twenty days, pushing the shoot by a month. SNAFU is now on the floors.