Pooja Hegde is going to become the highest-paid actress ever in Tollywood. If reports are to be believed, she is getting to be paid Rs 15 lakhs per day for her small and important role in Harish Shankar’s “Valmiki” that is under progress.
In “Valmiki”, Varun Tej is playing the role of a don and he has a newcomer named Krishna Manjusha, an NRI girl, as his pair. Pooja Hegde will be seen as a glamorous actress in this black comedy that is partly set in the backdrop of the Tollywood movie industry. Knowing well that she brings glamour to the film, Pooja Hegde has demanded such hefty remuneration and she’s getting that too.
She has given 10 days of her call sheets for “Valmiki” which is based on the Tamil hit comedy “Jigarthanda” starring Siddharth and Bobby Simha. Altogether she will take home Rs 1.50 Cr for mere 10-days work.
This is the second time that she is acting in the direction of Harish Shankar after “Duvvada Jagannadham”.
It was Harish Shankar’s “DJ” and “Duvvada Jagannadham” that gave her the first big hit in Telugu and she is always thankful to this ‘Gabbar Singh’ director.