The image of one superstar actress has taken an about-turn. There was a time when she looked unbeatable. Everything changed in 2022. Pooja Hegde has scored three consecutive flops: 'Radhe Shyam', 'Beast', and 'Acharya'. Social media memes are describing her as an 'iron leg' although she had a series of hits earlier. Talk of a 180-degree turn in fortunes.
Pooja has a big film like Mahesh Babu's 28th film directed by Trivikram. As of now, 'Bhavadeeyudu Bhagat Singh' is NOT confirmed. After three flops, she may lose out on the Harish Shankar-Pawan Kalyan film since her image has taken a beating.
On the other hand, two star heroines are looking at a major turnaround in their fortunes this year. Rashmika Mandanna is a force to reckon with. Compare Pooja's flops with a blockbuster like 'Pushpa: The Rise'. Thalapathy66 and 'Pushpa: The Rule' will be big ones, too. Rashmika's choices look more intelligent than Pooja's.
Keerthy Suresh looks poised although her films like 'Good Luck Sakhi' have been duds. 'Sarkaru Vaari Paata' becoming a hit will further displace Pooja's status in Telugu cinema, making the 'Mahanati' actor a better choice. Nani's 'Dasara' is another potential hit.