The first look of the female lead of Mohenjo Daro, Ashutosh Gowariker's epic drama starring Hrithik Roshan, was unveiled today online.
The film, a historical love story, will mark the Bollywood debut of Pooja Hegde, a former model. A runner-up at the Miss India Universe 2010 pageant, she made her acting debut in the Tamil superhero film Mugamoodi (2012), followed by the Telugu films Oka Laila Kosam (2014) and Mukunda (2014).
Here's a still that introduces Hegde's character in the film.
The film, that also has Kabir Bedi playing the villain, is set to open in theatres on August 12 and has music composed by Academy Award winner AR Rahman.
Meanwhile, Ajay Devgn's upcoming action drama Shivaay, scheduled for a late October release, also put out some promotional material on Thursday.
Devgn, much like Roshan, introduced the first look of his leading lady in the film, Sayyeshaa.
While Hegde has no family connections in Bollywood, Saayeshaa is the grand-niece of legendary actors Dilip Kumar and Saira Banu.
However, in an interview with Mumbai Mirror, the actress vehemently denied that her family legacy played a part in her getting the female lead in Shivaay.
She said, "Ajay sir liked my photographs and I auditioned for the film. The screen test had two of the major scenes from the film. I didn't get this film for my family connections."
Shivaay releases in theatres worldwide on October 28.
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