The 28-year-old expressed her concern in the wake of recent incidents that have put a question mark over women's safety in India.
"The only news that seems to be making the headlines with alarming regularity in our country is that of women across being attacked, raped or molested. If women learn self defence, then maybe we would be better prepared to protect ourselves in the eventuality of such brutality," Pooja said in a statement.
The former Miss India is also excited about the television premiere of "Commando" on channel &pictures.
Talking about the premiere of the movie on TV, Pooja said: "I'm happy that our movie is premiering on &pictures. I totally go by the philosophy of the channel which talks about the modern Indian mindset."
She added: "...the movie should be especially watched by all women as it has proposed a solution for today's times."