Puja Hegde is racing ahead as the star heroine in Tollywood. Though movies like ‘Mukunda’ and ‘Oka Laila’ proved to be average, she got a good break with ‘Duvvada Jagannadham’. With this she got offers to work in Mahesh Babu’s 25th film and in ‘Aravinda Sametha’ being made by Trivikram with Junior NTR. Overall Puja has reached to the status of star heroine. Meanwhile, she also acted opposite young hero Bellamkonda Srinivas in ‘Sakshyam’. Bellamkonda Srinivas so far had no hit to his credit. There were speculations in the film circles that Puja Hegde agreed to do the film after she was offered huge remuneration.
However, as per the latest information Puja had to do this film due to pressure from local manager and PR team. It is said that they convinced Puja to act in the film by telling her that this is a special film and she will get popularity. She then agreed to work in this movie. But the film turned out to be average. Instead of getting more popularity, Puja’s image took some beating. Following this she pulled up the staff members who persuaded her to do the movie. You make me work in such movies?, was how she reported to have taken them to task. Puja said to have given strong warning to them not to bring such stories again.