Pooja Hegde paired opposite Hrithik Roshan in Mohenjo Daro

  • PTI, Mumbai
  • Updated: Jul 12, 2014 17:03 IST

Newcomer Pooja Hegde will be paired opposite Hrithik Roshan in Ashutosh Gowarikar's much-talked-about period film,

Mohenjo Daro.

After giving hit films like Lagaan, Swades, Jodhaa Akbar, Gowariker is ready to roll cameras for Mohenjo Daro, pre-production of which is in full swing.

"I am 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," Gowariker said in a statement here.

Gowariker has previously introduced new faces like Gracy Singh in Lagaan and Gayatri Joshi in Swades.

The debutante Pooja is paired opposite Hrithik in this love story which is set against the backdrop of the Indus Valley Civilisation.

She has earlier acted in films down south. The project is slated to go on floors in the last quarter of this year.

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