Pooja Hegde made a glamour debut after her real debut as girl-next-door in Duvvada Jagannadam. Harish Shankar could showcase her as a glam doll and that helped her big time.
She agreed to be a part of Valmiki, his latest film, for same reason but she did not let their equation affect her financial equation.
She took 1.5 crores for just 10 days of work including a song, few scenes, it seems. Producers wanted her in the film and hence, they shelled out how much she billed, it seems.
Valmiki is a remake of Jigarthanda that made Bobby Simha win a National Award and gave Karthik Subbaraj great fame that he could work with Rajnikanth and make Petta. Varun Tej is acting in Bobby Simha's role and Pooja is acting besides him.