Actress Pooja Hegde, who is riding on the success of ‘Radhe Shyam’ that also stars ‘Bahubaali’ fame Prabhas, says finding her fan base across the country wasn’t her career strategy but just a coincidence because she is only going with the flow.
Pooja made her debut in Bollywood opposite Hritik Roshan in ‘Mohenjo Daro’ in 2016. However, she became a star in the south with a string of successful films like ‘Oka Laila Kosam’, ‘Duvvada Jagannadham’, ‘Aravinda Sametha Veera Raghava’, ‘Maharshi’ and ‘Ala Vaikunthapurramuloo’.Â
Now that ‘Radhe Shyam’ is released in multiple languages and she is getting praised for her acting, Pooja told a reporter that language never stopped her from connecting with her fans, rather it has empowered her. Pooja told a reporter: “When I started working in south Indian films, I was just going with the flow without strategising much. It is a blessing that the audience has accepted me in every region. ‘Radhe Shyam’ is an important film for me because it’s a multi-lingual movie.
“I worked hard on my character too. Earlier, people would say that I have a strong screen presence and that I am ‘beautiful’. I think that was more of a compliment for my parents because I got my good looks and physique from them. My acting and my contribution to a successful film makes me happy and satisfied. It fuels my energy to do more,” she said.
The actress now has an interesting line-up in Hindi, including Rohit Shetty’s ‘Cirkus’ opposite Ranveer Singh and Salman Khan’s ‘Bhaijaan’. She will also be seen in the Telugu film ‘Acharya’ starring Chiranjeevi and Ram Charan, and Tamil film ‘Beast’ alongside Vijay.