She, self admittedly has tasted blood. The success of
has whetted Pooja Bhatt's appetite for more directorial ventures. She's all set to start two films one after another. While
is now in the planning stage, Pooja has now also started working on her pet project Cabaret.
Says Pooja, "Now that I've tasted blood with
, I don't want to get off the filmmaking treadmill."
Yes, Pooja is now all set to direct two back-to-back films within the next 18 months . A first for this feisty actress-turned-director, whose
has broken new grounds in mainstream Hindi cinema.
Says Pooja, "I'm starting
first. I'm committed to completing
first and releasing it by the winter of 2013. But scripting for both
and Cabaret, have started simultaneously. Both will release in the next 18 months."
would have two hotties vying to attract eyeballs. Nathalia Kaur, the Ram Gopal Varma muse, may be one of them.
Says Pooja, "Yes, there might be two girls in
. As for Nathalia, my Dad (Mahesh Bhatt) really liked Nathalia's pics and I suggested I consider her for
. So we're certainly looking at that option."
, the lead would be very hard to find and Pooja is getting ready for an intense struggle to get that in place. "Casting for
is a tough one! I need a woman who is not only an amazing dancer but an intelligent actress as well. My ideal actress for
would be someone with Helen's grace sensuality and innocence combined with Smita Patil's searing intensity and heart-wrenching honesty."
But, Pooja is determined to crack the casting for both within the next few months and complete both projects on target within the next 18 months.