Pooja Hegde to play female lead in Shahid Kapoor's new action thriller

Shahid Kapoor sang "Happy Birthday To You" for Pooja

Pooja Hegde has been cast as the female lead in an upcoming action thriller film starring Shahid Kapoor. Directed by Rosshan Andrrews, the movie follows a rebellious police officer investigating a high-profile case. Hegde expressed excitement about working with Andrrews and Kapoor for the first time, while the producers praised her versatility and on-screen chemistry. The film, backed by Zee Studios and Roy Kapur Films, is set to release in 2024

Pooja Hegde's Journey from Beauty Queen to A-List Actress

Pooja Hegde, born on October 13, 1990, in Mumbai, Maharashtra, India, is a name that has been making waves in the Indian film industry. With her roots in Mangalore, Karnataka, Pooja Hegde has risen to prominence as a talented actress and beauty queen. On the occasion of her bithday today, let’s delves into her journey from being a beauty pageant contestant to a successful actress, shedding light on her diverse talents and interests that extend beyond the silver screen.

It's a double treat for Pooja Hegde. The actor spent her birthday on the sets of her new film with Shahid Kapoor, producer Siddharth Roy Kapur and director Rosshan Andrrews. The title of the film is not unveiled yet. Welcoming Pooja Hegde on board, the official Instagram handle of Roy Kapur films shared a post. The caption read, "Our thrilling action-packed adventure just got a lot more exciting with birthday girl @hegdepooja joining us on this journey. Wishing a stellar day of fun and happiness to our lovely leading lady!'' In one picture, Pooja Hedge was joined by Shahid Kapoor, producer Siddharth Roy Kapur and director Rosshan Andrrews. In another, the birthday girl posed with a cake. Take a look the post here:

Pooja Hegde also shared glimpses from her celebrations on Instagram stories and feed. Pooja shared pictures of herself from a beach location where she can be seen with a cake. In one picture, she can be seen making wishes with closed eyes. She wrote in the caption, "Birthday wishes. Blessed." Take a look:

On her Instagram story, Pooja shared a reel. In the video we can see, Shahid Kapoor asking for a small piece of cake from her. He can be heard singing "Happy Birthday To You''. Pooja wrote in the caption, "Is it even a birthday if baar baar doesn't play?!''

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Here's a sneak peek into Pooja Hegde's birthday breakfast:

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A few days back, Pooja Hegde visited Lalbaugcha Raja during Ganesh Chaturthi along with Shilpa Shetty. Shilpa was accompanied by her mother Sunanda Shetty as well. Shilpa chose a saree for the occasion while Pooja opted for bright ensemble. The videos from the puja went viral. Shilpa and Pooja attended Aarti at Lalbaugcha Raja. In the video, they can be seen posing with modak in their hands. Shilpa can be seen taking selfies with fans. Pooja can be seen posing with her folded hands for the shutterbugs. Take a look:

Telugu Film Debut

After her Tamil debut, Pooja ventured into the Telugu film industry with movies like 'Mukunda' and 'Oka Laila Kosam.' Her role in 'Oka Laila Kosam,' opposite Naga Chaitanya, was particularly praised, earning her a nomination for Best Actress at the 62nd Southern Filmfare Awards. This marked the beginning of her successful career in Telugu cinema.

Bollywood Debut in 'Mohenjo Daro'

In 2014, Pooja Hegde signed her first Bollywood project, 'Mohenjo Daro,' opposite Hrithik Roshan. Directed by Ashutosh Gowariker, the film was set against the backdrop of the Indus Valley civilization. Pooja's entry into Bollywood showcased her versatility as an actress and expanded her reach to a wider audience.

Multifaceted Talents

Beyond her acting career, Pooja Hegde is a multifaceted personality. She is a trained Bharatanatyam dancer, showcasing her dedication to the traditional art form. Additionally, Pooja is known for her love of travel, often sharing her adventures with her fans on social media. She is also a fitness enthusiast, emphasizing the importance of a healthy lifestyle. Moreover, Pooja is a self-proclaimed foodie, demonstrating her passion for diverse cuisines.

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