Actress Poonam Bajwa is very different from other heroines who have been flooding the Tamil film industry from the other side of the Vindhyas Mountain. Unlike the likes of Tamannaah, Piaa and Hansika, Poonam doesn’t possess an hour-glass figure and is slightly plump. Probably, she must have been advised to ‘maintain’ it that way as Tamil audience has always loved chubby heroines.
After debuting opposite Bharath in director Hari’s ‘Seval’ more than two years back, Poonam has starred in films like ‘Thenavattu’, ‘Drohi’, etc. but hasn’t managed a huge hit so far. She reportedly went on a crash-course in dieting and shed loads of flab around her waist before starting work on her present project ‘Ethiri Enn 3’ opposite Srikanth.
Despite a very pretty face, Poonam hasn’t been able to do well in Kollywood probably due to her choice of roles. Sources close to the actress, who had so far been shying away from acting in glamourous roles, has decided to go ultra-glamourous in ‘Ethiri Enn 3’ in order to deliver a super-hit film and to sustain her career in Tamil films.
Her earlier stance that she would only take up performance-oriented roles appears to have ‘softened’ a little bit as she has consciously shed some of her own ‘inhibitions’ as well as some ‘clothing’ for her character in the Srikanth-starrer. “It’s not a ‘make-over’ of sorts. In fact, it’s a fact that I had been waiting for this for a long time. I feel it’s absolutely essential for all the actresses to undergo such change from time to time. I’d appear glamourous but certainly not in an embarrassing sequence,” assures Poonam.