‘SOUTH­ERN FILM IN­DUS­TRY IS WEL­COM­ING TO OUT­SIDERS’

Hindustan Times (Gurgaon) - City - - Entertainment -

There’s a lot more that I want to do. I’m dy­ing to do a sweet ro­man­tic com­edy, a sweet love story POOJA HEGDE, ACTOR

Pooja Hedge had al­ready tasted suc­cess with Tamil and Tel­ugu films be­fore she made her Bol­ly­wood de­but with the mag­num opus Mo­henjo Daro, which was di­rected by Ashutosh Gowariker and also fea­tured Hrithik Roshan.

If she was to pick be­tween Hindi and South film in­dus­try, Pooja ad­mits that she en­joys shoot­ing in south­ern films more. Why? “Peo­ple there [in the South] are very wel­com­ing to out­siders and new­com­ers. I started my jour­ney from there and it has been treat­ing me re­ally well and my fan base is only in­creas­ing,” said Pooja.

The actor also said that both Bol­ly­wood and the south­ern in­dus­try have the same func­tion­ing and “it’s just the lan­guage that changes.”

Pooja is hope­ful that she gets to do a ro­man­tic Hindi films soon. “There’s a lot more that I want to do in terms of trying new things. I’m dy­ing to do a sweet ro­man­tic com­edy, a sweet love story,” she said.

Asked if she got a smooth break in Bol­ly­wood, Pooja said, “I’d never say my jour­ney has been smooth, it has been a roller coaster ride."

She added, “There have been ups and downs, but it has def­i­nitely been ex­cit­ing as a per­son, who is not from the in­dus­try to get a film op­po­site Hrithik and have a di­rec­tor like Ashutosh. It was a dream de­but. Some­where, I do feel that I am blessed that I have come this far. But I have a long way to go and a lot more to prove.”

PHOTO: AALOK SONI/HT

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