Mumbai: Pooja Hegde who allotted dates to Prabhas’ next movie will now give the same dates to Akhil’s movie as Prabhas’s film schedule has been pushed. She has recently signed Akhil Akkineni’s fourth film as the female lead.
"Pooja plays a strong and mature role that drives the story from beat to beat, through conflict to resolution. Akhil will be seen in his real self -- in a soft and restrained avatar with a stylish makeover in the film. The audience will fall in love with their sparkling chemistry and characterisation," informs a source.
The makers of the film were initially considering other actors, even newcomers, but the team felt that a leading actress like Pooja Hegde will bring craze among the trade circles. Akhil has delivered three flops and he cannot command good pre-release business. So, Pooja Hegde has been roped in by paying her a huge remuneration.
When it comes to ruling the box office, Pooja Hegde is a force to be reckoned with in Tollywood. Not only has she delivered multiple hits but has also worked with the top names in the industry.
Pooja has already joined the top league of actresses. Still, she has agreed to play opposite Akhil Akkineni. This talks volumes of her character. The film is produced by GA2 pictures and is a romantic drama directed by Bommarillu Bhaskar, the rom-com is expected to go on floors this month.
Meanwhile, Pooja is awaiting the release of Valmiki next week and Houseful 4 in October. She is also working for Prabhas-starrer Jaan and the film's next schedule will commence soon. She is also part of Allu Arjun's Sankranthi release, Ala Vaikuntapuramlo.