In 2017, actor Pooja Hegde made a successful return to Telugu filmdom when her Duvvada Jagannadham opened to a good response at the box office and received rave reviews along the way. An action-comedy, it also had Allu Arjun in the lead and featured her in a bikini-clad glamorous new avatar. Talking about the film, she had told a leading news agency that it helped her grow as a performer.
“The atmosphere was always jovial… not a single dull moment. Allu Arjun is a generous actor and always gives tips in dance and acting. I genuinely feel DJ made me a better actor,” she had said.
Now, with 2017 and DJ in the rearview, Pooja is working on Saakshyam. The film features her in a traditional avatar and also has actor Bellamkonda Sreenivas in the lead. Talking about her role, the Hegde girl told a leading daily that her character has numerous layers to it and is quite different from what she has done in the past.
“I play an extremely traditional Telugu girl in Saakshyam. It’s a character which has many layers to it and one that I thoroughly enjoyed essaying. I don’t like to be one-dimensional as an actor and do not want to get typecast,” she added.
Pooja also said that she is keen to see audiences react to her new avatar and is really keen to experiment with her onscreen image.
“The audience has never seen me play such a character before, and that’s what makes it even more exciting. Whether it’s my look in Mukunda, DJ or now in Saakshyam, I’ve always tried to bring something different to the table,” she added.
Well, we are happy for the young lady and hope that Saakshyam does well at the box office.
So, are you looking forward to this one? Comments, please!