Mohenjo Daro heroine Pooja Hegde, who is playing Chaani in this Hrithik Roshan film, is reportedly suffering from dengue and will not be able to be a part of promotional activities. Pooja was busy promoting the Ashutosh Gowariker film when she was diagnosed.
A source told Deccan Chronicle, “It was three to four days ago that she was diagnosed with dengue. She was unwell for a few days and decided to undergo a few tests. She had already committed and given her nod to multiple photo shoots and appearances, but will now have to back out. The makers of the film have, however, been very cordial, asking her to take her time to recover before jumping back into action.”
This is going to hit the promotional activities of Mohenjo Daro. Recalling how Pooja impressed him when they met for the first time, Hrithik had narrated during film’s launch, “The first time I met Pooja was at a a photo session where we interacted professionally. And in the shoot we had to look into each others eyes and create a romantic moment for Ashutosh’s camera and I was taken aback. I have worked with a lot of co-stars but the kind of courage and kind of purity of just being in case of Pooja was something that struck me. And at that moment I knew for a fact that Pooja is very special, a rare talent and a beautiful person who will go a long way in the industry,”
Pooja has starred in Tamil film Mugamoodi (2012), Telugu films Oka Laila Kosam and Mukundain (2014). Mohenjo Daro is set in the ancient city of Mohenjo-daro in the era of the Indus Valley civilisation. The film will clash with Akshay Kumar’s Rustam at the box office on August 12.