Pooja Hegde says she was once misinterpreted after remark on South films’ ‘obsession with navels’ earned backlash – regional movies


Actor Pooja Hegde has issued a commentary after her remark on the South movie industry got some backlash on social media. Pooja, in a recent interview, had talked approximately how ‘South has an obsession with navels and midriffs’.

After a clip from her interview went viral, some began calling Pooja an ungrateful actor. “South have obsession with navels and mid dresses #PoojaHegde disgusting1st Taapsee and now pooja degrading South films #AlaVaikunthapurramuloo,” read a remark on Twitter. Pooja, subsequently, made up our minds to issue a clarification.

“Things I said in a recent interview are being misinterpreted. The things I said will also be twisted but the love I have for Tollywood can’t be. Telugu movie industry has at all times been imperative for me. This is even known to my fans who love my movies. I at all times say I will be able to never give in to misunderstandings but I will be able to still reinstate, I will be able to perpetually be indebted to the Telugu movie industry,” she wrote, as per a Mid-Day outline.


Each and every time some one started degrading talk approximately South films, that’s an indication that their down fall have started. Tapsee, Iliyana, Kajal etc etc..

— Name isn’t important (@gdratp) November 6, 2020  

Sure changes hv be made in industry that telugu people r not getting chances and remaining industrues r getting chances bcause directirs ask to sleep with them at night & doing exposing telugu directors will have to give chance to talent but not r exposing #banpoojahedgetelugumovies

— Lakshmikanth (@Lakshmi06752895) November 12, 2020

Pooja made her remark throughout an interview with Movie Companion’s Anupama Chopra. She was once talking approximately her movie Ala Vaikuntapuramlo, in which her co-star Allu Arjun stares at her legs. Pooja said that she would much reasonably that men stared at her legs than her navel or waist.

“I spoke approximately this in my press things. I said that South has an obsession with navels and midriffs. I said I would reasonably have a guy look at my legs than my midriff. Somebody asked me ‘Is it vulgar?’ I said I think legs are hot but objectifying the legs, perhaps not. Which is what we added in a few scene but a large number of people perhaps did not notice that,” she said in the interview.

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The movie, which grossed over Rs 200 crore throughout its theatrical release, also featured Nivetha Pethura and Tabu was once also seen in pivotal role. This appearance marked Tabu’s return to Telugu filmdom after two decades, and she played Allu Arjun’s mother in the movie.

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