Miss India 1993, Pooja Batra who set her Bollywood aspirations aside after she broke off to marry Los Angeles-based orthopedic surgeon, Dr. Sonu Ahluwalia, was spotted having her moment under the sun in Cannes. Actress Pooja Batra, who was seen taking a stroll on the streets of Cannes and was dressed in a stylish outfit. The “Virasat” actress might be missing from Bollywood for quite some time now, but the lady is a known face internationally, who is settled in Los Angeles for over 10 years now, is excited about her Hollywood debut in which she essays the role of an astronaut. The International world premiere and the trailer launch of “One Under the Sun” took place at the 2016 Cannes Film Festival with had an overwhelming response where the star cast came to support actress Pooja Batra’s Hollywood debut. Executive Producer Sunny Vachher is proud to have brought Pooja this breakthrough role, “I always believed in Pooja, she has what it takes, a true go-getter, I know she will be a success, and proud to be a part of that”.
“One Under the Sun” is the story of astronaut Kathryn Voss (Pooja Batra), a sole survivor of a disastrous space shuttle mission. As a distraught mother desperate to reunite with her terminally ill daughter, she becomes a wanted fugitive after discovering she possesses an extraordinary gift. “It is a very proud moment for me to play a lead in my first Hollywood film. It is a great role. In order to prepare for it, I needed to really dig deep into myself and my feelings to find honest inspiration. For my physical appearance, I took hints from Indian-born astronaut Kalpana Chawla and American astronaut Sunita Williams” Pooja Batra said.
Co-Director Vincent Tran was seen praising Pooja Batra for her hard work and dedication in the movie, he said, “Pooja Batra acting in One Under the Sun brings audiences on an emotional journey and challenges their notions of war. Pooja has turn out very well after taking so much break she was able to make you freeze by her acting.”
The trailer launch took place at the Indian Pavilion of Cannes Film Festival where Executive Producer Sunny Vachher, Isha Vachher, Thomas Pierce, Co-Director Riyanna Hartley, Managing Director of World News Network Satish Reddy, Co-Director Vincent Tran, Actress Pooja Batra, Actor Rich Paul, Executive Producer Mike LeBlanc were present along with many delegates from India and International film fraternity.