Pooja Hegde was the first name that was finalized as heroine for Nithin by producer Dil Raju. It was widely reported few months ago that Nithin will be romancing Pooja Hegde in Dil Raju’s next production “Srinivasa Kalyanam”.
Since this film is director Sateesh Vegesna’s new film after blockbuster and national-award winning film “Shatamanam Bhavati”, the film has been in focus.
However, the makers now say that they have finalized Nanditha Swetha as one heroine and other heroine is yet to be finalized. It is evident that Pooja Hegde will not be doing the film.
Buzz in the industry is that producer Dil Raju doesn’t want heroines who demand huge remuneration for this film. He is planning to keep budget under control.
He made “Shatamanm Bhavati” with Rs 12 Cr and the film went on to collect nearly Rs 35 Cr. Similarly, he is going to produce on a modest budget in the range of Rs 20 Cr.
The dates that Pooja Hegde has given for Nithin’s film are now being used for Mahesh Babu’s movie. Pooja Hegde has been cast opposite Mahesh Babu in Dil Raju’s new production to be directed by Vamshi Paidipally.
But it remains to be seen if Pooja will be a good on-screen pair for Prince Mahesh, more so if Mahesh agrees to be cast opposite the aspiring starlet who does not shy from baring all for her roles.