In the works is a film based on the corporate lobbyist Nira Radia who has hit headlines in the 2G telecom spectrum investigation. And guess who’s been roped in to play Radia? none other than the item girl Poonam Jhawar.
With the corporate world and even the media being stung by the Radiagate, it was only a matter of time before Bollywood came up with a film on the subject.
Poonam has mostly worked in music videos. She also has to her credit a blink-and-miss role in Akshay Kumar’s 1994 film Mohra. Apparently, when no big offers came her way, she produced her own film titled Aanch and played a leading role in it.
Having now bagged the second lead role of her career in ‘2G Radia-tion’, that too of a controversial figure like Radia, Poonam is ecstatic.
“The producers felt my overall personality matches with that of Nira Radia’s. It’s the role of a lifetime for me,” Poonam said at a press conference in Mumbai.
The buzz is that the film will be directed by Satchit Puranik and its cinematographer will be Hollywood’s Matthew R Blute. It will reportedly be produced by UK based Hiten Group.