Pooja Hegde says she always wanted to work with Allu Arjun

Pooja Hegde has begun working on Telugu film "Duvvada Jagannadham", directed by Harish Shankar. and says she is excited to be working with Allu Arjun.

She said: "My fans on social media are very active. When I was working on 'Mohenjo Daro', they kept telling me, please do a Telugu film soon. I realised I missed my Telugu fans. All this got me really excited when 'Duvvada Jagannadham' was offered and it came to me at the right time”. Calling it a "fun" film, she said it was important for her to do a "light-hearted entertainer" after he recent movie.

"I have always wanted to work with Allu Arjun, and this project had everything I was looking for. Although I can't talk about my character, I Am confident that it will be very different from anything I have done so far in Telugu filmdom," she added. "I'm looking forward to working with him in general. I never really got to dance in my Telugu films, so I'm hoping there's scope for dancing in this project."

On failures at the box office, she says, "I want to be a part of films that does well. But the fate of a film is never in our control. Personally, I was more concerned about how I was going to be analyzed as it was my debut, and whether I was going to be appreciated for my performance or not,".

She was happy with the audience liking her look though, "People appreciated how I looked and some even wished I had a lengthier role, which only means that they liked my performance and wanted to see more of me," she said.

- Suneela Kirloskar