Puja Gupta fit the bill for `SNAFU` naturally, says director

Mumbai:`F.A.L.T.U.` and `Go Goa Gone` actress Puja Gupta has been locked to play the female lead in Abhay Deol-starrer `SNAFU`. Director Sethu Sriram says he decided upon her after a lot of deliberation but she fit the role perfectly.

In the film she will be seen as Aaniya, an ambitious corporate high flyer who hails from a small town and moved to the city of dreams to pursue her career.

The director is relieved that his hunt for the film`s actress got over at Puja.

"This role is very critical to the storyline and the girl had to be much more than singing, dancing and looking good. After a lot of deliberation we decided upon Puja," Sriram said in a statement.

"Aaniya is an ambitious small town girl so we needed the vulnerability of a small towner along with high glamour quotient and who would be a head turner. I auditioned a lot of promising fresh faces and a few upcoming names, some of them were brilliant but Puja fits the bill naturally," he added.

He also thanked Abhay "who helped me in streamlining the process".

If a source is to be believed, over 50 fresh faces were auditioned over 20 days, pushing the shoot by a month.

The film is now on the floors.

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