Standing tall at 5 ft 9 inches, Pooja Hegde is a perfect on-screen match for the Greek God Of Bollywood Hrithik Roshan. No wonder filmaker Ashutosh Gowariker has chosen the Miss Universe 2010 second runner up to play the female lead in his Indus Valley civilisation-set love story Mohenja Daro. Gowariker firmly believes that Pooja has that rare blend of elegance and natural acting. 

“I’m extremely happy to have found Pooja Hegde. She is very natural as an actress and has an elegance and poise that will make the character attractive and endearing. Both these strengths with a degree of freshness adds the required spark to the Mohenjo Daro love story,” said Gowariker in a statement.

Pooja has done her share of acting down south with Tamil action-drama MugamoodiMohenjo Daro will mark the leggy lass’s starry entry into Hindi filmdom. Miss Hegde is Ashutosh’s third potentially promising discovery. In the past, Gowariker has successfully launched new faces like Gracy Singh in Lagaan and Gayatri Joshi in Swades.

We hear that the pre-production of Mohenjo Daro is on in full swing, and it is slated to go on floors in the last quarter of this year.