Mumbai: Model-actress Puja Gupta says she knows the importance of education in life and wants to be a graduate.
The former Miss India Universe was a bright student during her school days. But after her father`s death, she somehow managed to take her board examinations and then decided to enter the glamour world.
While her film career has started with successful films like `Faltu` and the recent zombie comedy `Go Goa Gone`, Puja is sure that she wants to complete her education and acting is not the only thing she is aiming at.
"My mother is a doctor and brother an engineer. They wanted me to finish my education and unfortunately I could not complete it.
When I decided to enter into glam world, films and modelling, it was a shocker for my family," Puja, who had even got herself enrolled for a course in New York, told PTI.
"Though my family is now quite happy with my work, I am sure my mother still wishes for me to finish my graduation," she said
"I don`t plan things as to when and how I will do it. But the day I quit these things I will go back and focus on my education," she said.
Puja is aware that being a school pass-out won`t take her ahead in her life and hence she will look at completing her college education.
"This is a promise that I made to my mother and brother before I stepped into the world of glamour," Puja said.
The actress is excited about her first romantic role opposite Neil Nitin Mukesh in south director Susi Ganeshan`s upcoming romantic thriller `Shortcut Romeo`.
`Shortcut Romeo` is the remake of southern film `Thiruttu
Payale`. But Puja says she was asked not to watch the original Tamil film.
Talking about her role, Puja says, "In the first half of the film, I get to play a glamorous girl and in the second half I play a simple girl, it is the same character. I feel fortunate to get to play two parts in the film."
Her co-star Neil helped her in improvising her role. "Neil is a talented actor. I liked him in `Johnny Gaddar` and `New York`. It is a treat to watch him on screen. He helped me a lot during the scenes," she said.
The film also stars Ameesha Patel and releases on June 21.