With many movies creating waves among the audience, Mohenjo Daro is the one which is making a place among Bollywood lovers the most. It is perhaps the most awaited and exciting historical, mystery and romance movies of this year.
But what’s the most attractive part about this movie is neither its epic setting and story, nor Ashutosh Gowarikar’s direction or A.R. Rhaman’s music and not even the Greek God Hrithik Roshan’s adorbs presence; but the beautiful actress, Pooja Hegde who is debuting from the movie.
Recently Pooja Hegde’s first look in Mohenjo Daro was revealed and certainly it stole Hrithik’s thunder that obviously failed to create any magic this time.
So, who is this mystery lady anyway? Here are 10 facts about Pooja Hegde you definitely need to know.
#1. Though born and brought up in Mumbai, Maharashtra; Pooja Hegde has her roots deep down south in Mangalore, Karnataka. Born in the year 1990, this twenty six year old southern beauty celebrates her birthday on 13th October.
#2. Pooja Hegde is a multi-linguist and knows three different languages. She can speak English, Hindi and Tulu very fluently.
#3. Mohenjo Daro is her first Bollywood film. However, she has done a few films in Tollywood prior to this. Her first movie ever was a 2012 Tamil flick, ‘Mugamoodi’ opposite ‘Jiva’. Later to that, she went on to do a couple of films in Telugu, viz. Oka Laila Kosam and Mukunda in 2014, as well.
#4. Due to her ambition of making it big in Bollywood, she decided she needed to take a break from the regional cinema. She even turned down a movie offered by the well-known south director, Mani Ratnam, to focus on her debut in Mohenjo Daro.
#5. Before her acting stint, she has been a model and acted in some TV commercials as well. Some of her well known advertisements include Lays, Fair & Lovely and Hero Maestro. The Hero Maestro ad done opposite Ranbir Kapoor also won her a lot of appreciation and recognition.
#6. In fact, director Ashutosh Gowarikar’s wife spotted her in one of her ads and liked her fresh face. She called her in for an audition and found her perfect for the film.
#7. Pooja Hegde has been a bright student and has done her graduation in commerce stream. She’s been an active collegiate taking part in various college fests, dance competitions and fashion shows. She is also a well-trained Bharat Natyam dancer.
#8. Pooja Hegde has been a runner up in Miss Universe 2010 but nevertheless has been crowned twice in beauty pageants as Miss India South 2010 and Miss India Talented 2009.
#9. As Pooja revealed in an interview, she developed her impeccable confidence from helping her entrepreneur mother in her network marketing business.
#10. Pooja is loves pets, food and Tennis. She admires Roger Federer’s game very much and never misses his matches. Also, she is a self-proclaimed fan of the former cricketer Rahul Dravid.