Mohenjo Daro may have tanked at the box office but it is still a special film for actress Pooja Hegde, who debuted in Bollywood in the Ashutosh Gowariker-directed film. "There have been ups and downs, but it's definitely been exciting as a person who is not from the industry to get a film opposite Hrithik and have a director like Ashutosh Gowariker. It was a dream debut. Somewhere I do feel that I am blessed that I have come this far. But I have a long way to go and a lot more to prove," Pooja told news agency IANS.
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Pooja Hegde, 26, who has primarily featured in Tamil and Telugu films, told IANS that she respects the southern film industry. "I started from there. They are very welcoming to outsiders and newcomers. It has been treating me really well. My fan base is increasing and more than anything I really enjoy shooting."
Pooja started her silver screen journey opposite Jiiva in Tamil film Mugamoodi (2012). She featured in two Telugu films - Oka Laila Kosam and Mukunda - before she was cast opposite Hrithik Roshan in Mohenjo Daro. She says the switch of language is the only differential otherwise everything functions in the same way in the southern film industry. Pooja told IANS: "I have enjoyed shooting down South and I will of course like to continue to shoot in both South and Hindi cinema. Right now my priority is doing good films and continuously working."
"For me South is something special, there is a thrill of being in a big set, creating something new, which I am currently actually doing in South right now," added Pooja who is hopeful of doing romantic Hindi films soon. There is a lot more that I want to do, try new things. I am dying to do a sweet romantic comedy, a sweet love story," she added.
"I would never say my journey has been smooth, it's been a roller coaster ride," said Pooja Hedge, who was last seen in Allu Arjun's Duvvada Jagannadham.
(With inputs from IANS)