Pooja replaces Sonakshi in Kamal’s mega project

Updated: Nov 22, 2011, 08:23 AM IST

Chennai: The search for the feamle lead for Kamal Haasan starrer `Viswaroopam` has ended with NRI Pooja Kumar and the Tamil superstar says the film will be a big break for her.

Pooja is replacing Sonakshi Sinha, who was originally signed for the film. After Sonakshi`s exit, it was rumoured that Shriya Saran was approached for the role, but did not work out.

"Pooja Kumar will star opposite me in `Viswaroopam`. She`s a Punjabi girl of Indian origin. It`s a big break for her. `Vishwaroopam` is probably the biggest film being made in Tamil Nadu," Kamal told a Mumbai tabloid.

Crowned Miss India USA, Pooja worked as VJ for Channel V and was a newsreader on the show `Namaste America`.

She did small roles in `Kaadhal Rojave`, `Night of Henna`, `Flavors`, `Hiding Divya`, `Park Sharks`, `Bollywood Beats`, `Anything For You` and `Anjaana Anjaani`.