News|September 6, 2010 9:33 pm

Pooja Batra Coming Back on Screen with US sitcom, ‘Outsourced’

Remember Pooja Batra, the former Miss India and one of the tall-actresses in the Bollywood, has now Hollywood bound. The actress has been running her own casting agency, Glow Bell Inc. in Log Angeles, after marrying with orthopaedic surgeon Sonu Ahluwalia in 2003.

Well, buzz is that, the actress is again coming on screen after five years; not in Bollywood but in Hollywood. Pooja is making her comeback with upcoming American sitcom Outsourced. Set in a Mumbai call centre, Outsourced is an adaptation of a Josh Hamilton-Ayesha Dharker-starrer by the same name. the actress stated,

“I am pursuing acting in America. I have booked a show there and I am hoping my character develops. It is called Outsourced. It is for NBC (channel); so I am keeping my fingers crossed.”

Directed by Ken Kwapis, it stars Ben Rappaport in the lead alongside others like Rizwan Manji, Sacha Dhawan, Rebecca Hazlewood, Parvesh Cheena, Anisha Nagarajan, Pippa Black and Diebdrich Bader. Describing more about the show, Pooja said,

“It is confirmed and it has been okayed, but right now they are developing the characters and shooting with the principal cast. Then they will focus on the others.”

“So whenever they are writing and developing the show – since it has to be character driven – hopefully I’ll see more of me. But, yes, I am in the show.”

The show has been picked up by NBC for its fall schedule.