Offers did not come Pooja Hegde's way after making a decent debut with Mugamoodi in 2012. The numbers (films) in her profile will give a clear picture of her progress post her debut in Kollywood. For the next two years, the Mumbai-based girl has worked in only two films and it appeared like her career was going nowhere. But recently people had a suprise when they read that she has turned down an offer made by none other than Mani Ratnam!
While some felt that Pooja Hegde was just bragging to gain attention, many assumed that the budding star displayed her arrogance by first rejecting the film. But the real reason behind her the story remained elusive for the gossip mongers. Now, the actress has come out to give a clarification on the same.
"There is no such thing as rejecting a Mani Ratnam film. He's one of the directors I dream of working with. It is a little disheartening to see reports that I said 'no' to him," Pooja Hegde told the Times of India. She has prided the experience of having talks with the maverick filmmaker and claims it is a good experience for her. Pooja claims that it was quite unfortunate not to be part of this movie as she is committed to Ashutosh Gowrikar's movie starring Hrithik Roshan. She has given bulk dates to his Hindi movie.
Hence, Pooja Hegde opted out of Mani Ratnam movie.