The success of his recent release iSmart Shankar has put director Puri Jagannadh on cloud nine. The director was looking to score big at the box office but failed for the past few years. Finally, he has delivered a big hit.
In an interview with the Deccan Chronicle, the director revealed that he was craving for success and eventually got it.
Puri Jagannadh also revealed that several celebs have been calling him ever since the release of the film to shower their praises on him. He has been quoted as saying, â€śPrabhas called and said that although he didnâ€™t watch the film, he was very happy that it has turned into a hit. Naga Chaitanya, Akhil, Sumanth and Ram Charan also called and spoke to me, while both Chiranjeevi garu and Balakrishna garu saw the film. Rana, in fact, called me from abroad. This is the first time that I received so many calls from several actors. Perhaps I didnâ€™t make a good film all these days, but this success has brought me back home.â€ť
Film personalities including director Ram Gopal Varma also took to the social media to heap praises on the director.
Puri Jagannadh disclosed in the interview that he is already working on the script for the filmâ€™s sequel and has registered the title Double iSmart.
iSmart Shankar, starring Ram Pothineni, Nabha Natesh and Nidhhi Agerwal, hit the marquee on July 18. The film was bankrolled by actor Charmee along with Puri Jagannadh. iSmart Shankar has Brahmanandam, Rao Ramesh, Tanikella Bharani, Pavithra Lokesh among others in supporting roles. Mani Sharma had composed music for this flick with Raj Thota cranking the camera and Junaid Siddiqui in charge of editing. Shaik Jonny is the art director of iSmart Shankar with stunts choreographed by Real Satheesh.
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