Acting with Hrithik in debut Bollywood film was surreal, says Pooja Hegde

Pooja Hegde in a scene from Mohenjo Daro.

Pooja Hegde in a scene from Mohenjo Daro.

Actress Pooja Hegde says she has been a huge fan of Hrithik Roshan and working with the Bollywood super star in her first film was surreal for her.

The 25-year-old actress is playing Hrithik’s love interest in Ashutosh Gowariker’s historical saga Mohenjo Daro set against the backdrop of the ancient Indus Valley civilization.

“I have been a fan of him. He was my favourite actor. So, to actually do a film with him years later is quite surreal. When I started modelling one of my friends had said that she hopes I get to work with Hrithik one day. And this came true in my very first film. Dreams do come true,” Pooja said.

Before Bollywood, the model-actress starred in a Tamil superhero film, ‘Mugamoodi’. She has also acted in Telugu language films ‘Oka Laila Kosam’ and ‘Mukunda’.

Pooja hopes that with her debut Hindi film she will be able to successfully establish herself in Bollywood.

“A debut is an audition to the world because no one has ever seen anything of yours before. People are waiting to see you. We live in the time where everyone expects you to be good right from your first film.”

Pooja says she loved every bit of her experience while working on the film as both Hrithik and her character possess an old-world charm, which is missing in today’s romance films.

“Our film is a pure love story. Yet it is still charming, naughty and fun. It is very different from the techno crazy, fast paced, neon life that we lead today.”

The film will be released on August 12. – CINEWS

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