Pooja Gandhi is time and again proving how versatile an actress she is. 2008 showed she is equally comfortable in glam doll and action girl roles. She was glamorous in Maharshi and strong in Anu. Although Maharshi failed at the box office, her dare-to-bare act surely attracted a lot of interest and Pooja basked in the light of the camera. But the actress was able to build up a serious image when Anu hit theatres. She played the action sequences with same ease as donning a bikini and her performance was appreciated in all quarters.
Pooja is continuing to do different roles; her latest film Huchchi will feature her as mentally challenged. Pooja says that it was Anu which gave her courage to accept roles which do not go with the conventional image of a heroine. Pooja also stresses that though she is getting offers of roles with substance, it does not mean she will stop doing song and dance sequences. Huchchi sounds like a film made for the awards circuit, but Pooja reiterates that she is doing it not for the awards but because the subject has struck a chord within her.
When there is so much work for her, how does she chill out? No, Pooja is not a party girl; she likes to spend her time at home with her family and sisters.