Hot-looking Mumbai girl Pooja Hegde has been chosen to star opposite Jiiva in his upcoming film ‘Mugamoodi’ to be directed by Mysskin. Actor Jiiva is on a roll after having delivered a hat-trick of hits in ‘Katcheri Aarambam’, ‘Singam-puli’ and ‘KO’. The actor has a few hot projects on hand including ‘Nanban’, which is directed by Shankar and co-stars Vijay, Srikanth and Ileana.
‘Mugamoodi’, which brings together the talented duo of Mysskin and Jiiva for the first time, is being produced by UTV Motion Pictures. It was earlier rumoured that Amala Paul might be roped into play Jiiva’s heroine but now that Pooja has stepped in, Amala automatically steps aside.
The film has Nandha playing a full-fledged ‘negative’ role for the first time (though he did so to some extent in ‘Eeram’ earlier). Anjali, the talented actress who recently won the Filmfare award for ‘bet actress’ for her role in ‘Angaadi Theru’, is likely to pair up opposite Nandha.
Hailing from Bandra, Mumbai, Pooja was second runner-up at the ‘Miss Universe India 2010’ beauty pageant and has reportedly been signed up for ‘Mugamoodi’ for a whopping sum of Rs.18 lakhs! Isn’t it quite a sum for a newcomer?