News|December 21, 2010 9:24 am

Poonam Jhawar to Play Nira Radia!


Do you know Poonam Jhawar? Well, if not, then, now you will know her soon as a B-grade music video babe has apparently bagged a role based on corporate lobbyist Nira Radia on screen in a film titled “2G Radia-tion”.

If you are thinking that the title of movie sounds more interesting than Poonam’s background. Then you must be surprised to know the lady has rejected an offer by Playboy to feature on the magazine’s centrefold, saying it was too hot to handle. The Lady has also made small appearance in Akshay & Raveena starrer, Mohra. That’s not all, she’s even produced a film – “Aanch” starring Nana Patekar, Paresh Rawal and Ayesha Jhulka, while playing the lead in it.

Currently, she’s basking in the limelight of “2G-Radia-tion”. Poonam said, ”

“The producers felt my overall personality matches with that of Nira Radia’s. It’s the role of a lifetime for me.”

Produced by the UK-based Hiten Group, and helmed by Alpesh Dixit and Vijay Desai, the group has also roped in “Mr Ya Miss” director Satchit Puranik and Hollywood director of photography Mathew R Blute for this project. The film will explore Radia’s life as a young entrepreneur who goes on to hit headlines after her involvement in the 2G scam is revealed. Poonam states,

“It will not be an entirely true account of Radia’s life.

Poonam also mentioned that currently she is observing the original Nira a bit more carefully these days.

“I was amazed to see how cool and calm Radia has been ever since the controversy erupted. She was quite composed even in front of the media and while facing the CBI. She seems to be a very interesting personality.

I will try to incorporate these elements in my interpretation of the role.”

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