Pooja Hegde is amused that her date diary is full of a pandemic. She is currently filming Radhe Shyam in Italy, and will begin shooting Rohit Shetty’s Cirkus when she returns to the bay next month. “I love Rohit Shetty movies. My dad and I watched Simmba together and we were honking at Ajay Devgn’s entrance. I had first met Rohit at Ramoji. [Film City] in Hyderabad a few years ago. This offer came out of nowhere, ‘says Hegde, who will collaborate with Ranveer Singh, Jacqueline Fernandez and Varun Sharma in the laughter.
Considering how different the worlds of Shakespeare and Shetty are, you may wonder what The Comedy of Error looks like when you look through the filmmaker’s lens. “It’s going to be a masala movie; it’s his version instead of an adaptation. Plus we have a free dose of Ranveer’s energy on set,” she laughs.
After making her Bollywood debut with Mohenjo Daro (2016), Hegde went missing on the Hindi film circuit and resurfaced last year with Housefull 4. Ask her how she got stronger after the Hrithik Roshan starrer debacle, and she says, “An The actor’s first movie is their show-reel for the world. I was on a contract so I hadn’t signed another movie during that time. The failure was heartbreaking. Eventually South movies and work came. attracted more work. I didn’t draw any Hindi films because I needed a solid second film. I built on the success of Housefull 4, and here I am! “
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