Pooja Hegde perfect choice for 'Mohenjo Daro': Ashutosh

The Lagaan helmer revealed that it was his wife Sunita who was keen on having Pooja for Mohenjo Daro.

Published: 10th July 2016 04:44 PM  |   Last Updated: 10th July 2016 04:44 PM   |  A+A-

By PTI

MUMBAI: Director Ashutosh Govariker says Pooja Hegde is an apt choice as the lead actress in his upcoming film "Mohenjo Daro".

mohenjodaro_fb.pngPooja is gearing up to make her big Bollywood debut opposite Hrithik Roshan in "Mohenjo Daro".

"During scripting, I had envisioned a new face for the character of Chaani because I wanted someone without an image or perception attached to her. It had to be someone who depicted grace, dignity and strength, but yet had a girl like naive innocence," Gowariker said in a statement here.

The "Lagaan" helmer revealed that it was his wife Sunita who was keen on having Pooja for "Mohenjo Daro".

"It was actually Sunita who first noticed Pooja in a TV commercial. She immediately felt that Pooja had a certain screen presence, which once I saw the commercial, even I felt," he said.

Gowariker immediately called Pooja and auditioned her.

"She was extremely quick on the uptake, took direction very well and was completely aligned with the character that I had in my mind," he added.

"Mohenjo Daro", the epic adventure-romance film produced by Siddharth Roy Kapur and Sunita Gowariker, is set to release on August 12.

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