Pooja Hegde excited to star opposite Hrithik in ‘Mohenjo Daro’
Young actress Pooja Hegde who is all set to make her debut in Telugu with the film ‘Oka Laila Kosam’, is also very excited about her Bollywood debut ‘Mohenjo Daro’. She will be working with Bollywood superstar Hrithik Roshan in this period film by acclaimed director Asutosh Gowariker. Shooting of the film is set to begin shortly.
Working with Bollywood’s ‘Greek god’ Hrithik is not the only good news for Pooja. She will also be working with some well known Hollywood technicians who are part of this big budget project. One of the most notable among them is costume designer April Ferry. April Ferry has worked in several Hollywood productions like the upcoming film ‘Jurassic World’ and earlier ‘Robocop’ (2014), ‘Terminator 3: Rise of the Machines’, ‘Flubber’ etc. She was nominated for an Oscar in 1994 for the film ‘Maverick’. She has also won an Emmy Award. Pooja Hegde is very excited at this opportunity and wrote on her Twitter page, "Extremely thrilled to have Oscar nominee April Ferry dress me up for #MohenjoDaro.. Get to play dress up wid d best! Haha #love #DreamsComeTrue #Bollywood (sic)."
Pooja Hegde began her film career in 2012 with a Tamil film. But her Bollywood debut is nothing short of a dream project. There were some interests about which actress would bag the lead female role in the film and Pooja has left behind many established stars to bag this project. Currently she is not taking up any new projects and will focus on ‘Mohenjo Daro’ only. A source close to her has said, "She will not take up any new projects in South. She is winding up her Telugu movie Mukunda. She will start shooting for Mohenjo-daro later this year. Till she completes that project, she will not take up any South movie."
The film is a love story set during the period of Indus Valley civilization. This is the second time the pair of Hrithik Roshan and Asutosh Gowariker is working together. Their first film was ‘Jodhaa Akbar’. Gowariker has said, “I just love, love stories, especially those that are set in different eras… I am extremely excited with the challenge of telling this love story, set during the Indus Valley Civilisation. And to have Hrithik play the protagonist in this ancient world I am creating, makes it all the more exciting.”
Hrithik Roshan has said, “The Indus Valley Civilisation is very centric to India — popular not just in our country, but of interest and intrigue for the rest of the world. But more than anything else, I am truly excited to work with Ashutosh once again,”