Pooja Hegde is riding on a high as she is waiting for the release of over half a dozen films in the pipeline. She was last seen in director Trivikram Srinivas's Ala Vaikuntapurramuloo. Her upcoming release is director Bommarillu Baskar's Most Eligible Bachelor. Due to the first and the second wave of the novel coronavirus pandemic, film shootings and award functions could not take place. Now that the cases have gradually come down, award functions are happening. Pooja Hegde won Best Actress award at Sakshi Award and SIIMA Award for her performance in Ala Vaikuntapuuramuloo.
Pooja Hedge, in a statement, said, "I have been traveling, shooting and dubbing without any breaks these past few weeks, so when I got 2 awards for the Best Actress back to back, I was just so overwhelmed. And I had this whole new motivation at work to push myself even more because it just hits you that there are people out there are who are appreciating you and your work." About her performance in Ala Vaikuntapurramuloo, she said, It is one of the most special films of my career and it always will be. I also feel blessed to have all these amazing and lovely fans who keep showering me with so much of their precious love."