She may be advocating alternate education in her latest movie F.A.L.T.U. but in real life she is pretty much following the norms of the society. She knows that being merely a school pass-out won’t really take her ahead in her life and hence Puja is now looking at completing her college education. While her film career has just kick started with the surprise success of F.A.L.T.U. and she is sure that it would be only movies for next few years, at the least she is aiming at being a graduate.
“This is a promise that I made to my mother before I stepped into the world of glamour”, says ex- Miss India Universe, “In fact I had enrolled myself in New York University a few years back but since I didn’t like it there, I came back. Now that F.A.L.T.U. has released, I do wish to pursue my studies further.”
Not many are aware that Puja was a brilliant student during her school days before her father met with an untimely death. She struggled to give her board exams and some how managed to finish her school before she gathered herself all over again and made up her mind to enter the glam world.
“Those were difficult times but I couldn’t ponder over it much. Yes, I was depressed for quite a while but I and my mother were each other’s support system. She also further motivated me to do what I wanted to but with a condition that I won’t ignore my academics altogether. Ironically, F.A.L.T.U. could well have been my own life story. By no means am I shunning away formal education”, says Puja.
When asked about the subject that she would want to pursue, she said, “I am looking forward to studying English (Hons). I may not be going to college for regular classes but would prefer taking the course online.”
Guess, Puja won’t be ‘faltu’ anymore.