Pooja Hegde had a remarkable streak of success at the box office before the pandemic. Delivering several consecutive hits. However, in the post-pandemic era, most of her films have struggled and failed to make an impact. Movies like Acharya, Cirkus, Beast, among others, couldn’t meet the audience’s expectations. Even her recent film, Kisi Ka Bhai Kisi Ki Jaan, featuring Salman Khan, turned out to be a disaster, with Pooja Hegde being the only saving grace in an otherwise disappointing film.
Now, reports suggest that Pooja Hegde has signed a film with Shahid Kapoor, which is a remake of a decade-old Malayalam film, Mumbai Police. While the subject of the original film might have been intriguing a decade ago, it no longer sounds exciting in 2023, considering the audience has been exposed to more shocking and captivating content. Moreover, the Telugu remake of the same film titled Hunt, starring Sudheer Babu, failed to create an impact. It raises questions about the choice of projects and the decision- making behind Pooja Hegde’s assignments.
However, Pooja Hegde’s prospects seem promising with SSMB28, tentatively titled Guntur Kaaram, where she will be starring alongside Mahesh Babu and under the direction of Trivikram. Trivikram has a reputation for presenting heroines in the most appealing manner and giving them memorable roles. Pooja Hegde’s biggest hit, Ala Vaikunthapurramuloo, also came under Trivikram’s direction. Fans hope that Pooja Hegde will bounce back in a significant way through this film, as it appears to be her golden opportunity.
While Pooja Hegde has faced a series of setbacks with her recent films, her collaboration with Mahesh Babu and Trivikram in SSMB28 holds great promise. Fans eagerly await her comeback and expect this film to bring her back into the limelight.