Pooja Hegde In Ashutosh Gowariker’s Next
Film- maker Ashutosh Gowarikar is known to be very selective about casting his lead actress. And now, for his upcoming period epic ‘Mohenjo Daro’ featuring Hrithik Roshan, the director has chosen former beauty queen, Pooja Hegde. The film is all set to mark Pooja’s debut in Bollywood.
After introducing new faces such as TV actress Gracy Singh in ‘Lagaan’ and model Gayatri Joshi in ‘Swades’, Pooja is the latest newcomer to get a break in a Gowariker film. The ace director says, “I am extremely happy to have found Pooja Hegde. She is very natural actress and has an elegance and poise that will make the character attractive and endearing. A certain degree of freshness would add to the love story,” says Gowariker who is currently busy with the post- production of the film.
‘Mohenjo Daro’ is scheduled to release in the last quarter of the year and is a story set during the Indus Valley Civilization.
After being crowned Miss Universe India second runner- up in 2010, Pooja worked in films in the Tamil and Telugu language for a while. The Mumbai girl made her debut in the Tamil film ‘Mugamoodi’ directed by Mysskin opposite popular hero Jiva. She was also seen in several television ads for companies including Hero Maestro, Lays, both alongside actor Ranbir Kapoor and also for the popular fairness cream brand, Fair and Lovely.
She plans to finish her other southern projects before starting shoot for ‘Mohenjo Daro’. Meanwhile, Hrithik has completed shooting for Siddharth Anand’s much- awaited action comedy ‘Bang Bang!’ opposite Katrina Kaif. ‘Bang Bang!’ opens on Gandhi Jayanti.