Pooja Hegde was in Italy with Prabhas for their love story Radhe Shyam, at a time when the country was going through a second surge of COVID-19 cases. The actress admits that shooting in the midst of a pandemic was a new experience.
“We lived in a different world before this. The way we greet someone has changed today and also the way we film. We were getting tested every five days, it’s amazing we could pull off a schedule in such difficult times,” she marvels.
Prod her on the Bahubali star, and she describes him as “fun” and “goofy”. “The producers are his friends, so, Prabhas was in a comfortable place and not as shy as he appears in his interviews,” she chuckles.
Pooja Hegde Says ‘South Has Obsession With Navels And Midriffs’, Justifies Her Claims
In an interview, Pooja Hegde mentioned that South has an obsession with navels and midriffs. She spoke about a scene from her film ‘Ala Vaikunthapurramuloo’.
Pooja Hegde recently mentioned that the South has an obsession with navels and the midriffs. She opined that she’d rather have a guy look at her legs than her midriff, in an online interview with Anupama Chopra. Backing her claims, Pooja mentioned that she personally thinks legs are hot, but objectifying the legs maybe not. Her navel comments came after the interviewer asked her about a scene in the movie, Ala Vaikunttapuramloo, wherein Allu Arjun ogles at her legs. Interestingly, she plays the role of a boss in the movie.
Pooja Hegde recalled the time when the director of the film, Trivikram Srinivas, told her about this scene. Pooja mentioned that the makers of the film added some scenes wherein her character Amulya sent Bantu (Allu) into cold, and sometimes to a place where it was really hot. She continued that those scenes were added to try and justify that Amulya doesn’t take it lightly. More so, Amulya also tells Bantu that people who have responsibilities on their head, never look down, they always look up, said Pooja. That’s when Bantu tells his friends that the legs were okay, but the moment he looked into her eyes he felt that madam is madam, stated the star.
Pooja had a big hit in Housefull 4 last year, and just before the rogue virus ran riot, bagged Kabhi Eid Kabhi Diwali (KEKD), as Salman Khan’s leading lady. Has the pandemic and the subsequent shutdown slowed down the momentum? “The break was forced on every one, so, it was never just about me. It brought the whole world to a standstill, it was like we were in a Black Mirror episode,” she reasons, adding that while cooped up at home, she learnt cooking and playing the guitar.
“I saw the entire BR Chopra’s Mahabharat and took away many lessons. I also got into yoga and it changed my perspective towards life. I worked on myself, internally rather than externally.” Pooja’s been doing a lot of travelling since restrictions were relaxed with SOPs in place, and reveals that a few days ago, while cleaning out her bag, she found four boarding passes. “In retrospect, it seems insane that I have been travelling during such times. I’m fortunate I was able to stay safe with regular testing. It’s a reality check!” she shudders.
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Stay fit like a fiddle by stretching your body the right way. Pooja Hegde shows how
A popular fitness trend that has dominated much of 2020 is stretching, which is an integral part of various physical activities, be it yoga or cardio training. Showing us an easy pose that helps stretch the entre body is none other than actor Pooja Hegde. The fitness enthusiast can be seen practising the Dolphin Pose that is known to be exceptional for the core and shoulders when performed correctly.