With the hit status of the new Telugu film Sita Ramam , Mrunal Thakur has replaced Pooja Hegde as the No.1 Mumbai girl in Telugu cinema. Such is the demand for Ms Thakur in Andhra Pradesh that she is apparently trying to figure out how to balance a career between Mumbai and Hyderabad.

She has several lucrative offers in Telugu with the topmost stars. The producers of Sita Ramam, the illustrious Vyjayanthi Movies, have already reserved Mrunal Thakur for a second film.

“She is definitely in demand here, and if she doesn’t make the same mistakes as Pooja Hegde, like overcharging producers, Mrunal Thakur will go very far on Telugu cinema,” shares a leading star-wife from Hyderabad.

Sita Ramam directed by Hanumanth Rao Raghavapudi is an intensely romantic love triangle featuring Malayalam star Dulquer Salman(in his Telugu debut), Mrunal Thakur(in her Telugu debut) and Rashmika Mandana. Since its release on 5 August it has been declared a blockbuster.