Pooja Chopra eager to act with Rajinikanth

Vadodara: Miss India World 2009, Pooja Chopra, who made her acting debut through Tamil flick "Ponnar Shankar," today said she was very eager to act with superstar Rajinikanth.

"Who would not prefer to act with this greatest superstar? It is a dream of everybody and though I am a Punjabi girl, I dream to act with him," Chopra told PTI on sidelines of inaugurating "Richfeel Trichology`s 4th Center here.

"He (Rajinikanth) is a highly respected superstar and nobody calls him by his name but address him only as a superstar," she said.

Pooja played the role of a princess against Tamil actor Prashanth in "Ponnar Shankar", scripted by former Tamil Nadu chief minister M Karunanidhi and directed by Thiagarajan.

"He (Karunanidhi) was a scriptwright and producer. As I liked the script, I decided to act in this movie. Prior to this, I had acted in some Dabur Honey advertisement films," she said.

When asked about her experience as playing a princess in the Rs 60 crore-budget movie, the actor said,"I was very thrilled that I was donning the role of a princess in a Tamil film. Being a girl from Punjab, I was a bit scared. But Jayaram, Kushboo and Sneha were like a family and made me feel comfortable."

"I had no difficulty in speaking Tamil language as I used to work hard to prepare for dialogs given on paper," said the actor who had featured in Times-50 most beautiful women at no.28.

Pooja said hers was a close-knit family of three, comprising of her sister and mother. The actor, who was brought up in Pune, gave credit to her mother for the upright upbringing of herself and the elder sibling.

After making an impression in the Tamil flick, offers from Bollywood is a forgone conclusion for Pooja who said that after becoming a celebrity, Bollywood is the only place to "settle down".

She appealed upcoming models to take care of their hair by visiting trichology centers.

Meanwhile, trichologist Nehal Kothari, associated with Richfeel Health & Beauty said on the occasion that it wanted to open centers in cities of Jamnagar, Bhavnagar and Mehsana in the near future.