‘Maharishi’ pre-release event was held in colourful manner on May Day in Hyderabad in the presence of many top film personalities. In this function attended by Mahesh Babu, Venkatesh and Vijay Devarkonda, ‘Maharishi’ heroine Pooja Hegde was also present. She dressed in such a way that all eyes were on her. She was the attraction with her cute looks. Since she is the heroine in movies of all star heroes like Prabhas and Allu Arjun, all eyes are on her. There is a news doing rounds in Film Nagar that this beauty had a narrow escape in drunk and drive.
The story is that after ‘Maharishi’ event all guests, ‘Maharishi’ hero and director calmly boarded their cars and went home but Pooja Hegde with her manager went to a nearby star hotel and sat in a bar. Around midnight, she started return journey and her car was stopped by the police conducting drunk and drive checking. Since Pooja’s manager was in the driving seat, she is learnt to have narrowly escaped. She is said to have handed over her manager and car to police and along with her team boarded another car to leave the place. Since media was not there, it did not come to know about the incident. Otherwise media would have been after Pooja.