Director Puri Jagannadh is basking in glory over his latest release iSmart Shankar doing well at the theatres. The film starred Ram Pothineni, Nabha Natesh and Nidhhi Agarwal in the lead roles. The director was desperately in need of a big hit and he has scored well with iSmart Shankar.
With the film turning out to be a blockbuster, the director is gearing up to begin his next. Reports have emerged that Puri Jagannadh has narrated a one-liner to Vijay Deverakonda and the actor is impressed. And recently it was announced that Puri Jagannath and Vijay Devarakonda are said to be collaborating for a patriotic film. Announcing the news, Charmee Kaur, who is producing the film, tweeted, â€œIts OFFICIAL!!! PC proudly announces our next project with one n only Vijay Deverkonda directed by our Puri Jagannadh ..Lavanya presentation under the banner PURI CONNECTS and PURI JAGANNADH TOURING TALKIES. Produced by Puri Jagannadh and Charmee Kaur .. More details coming soon .. till than stay tuned !!! Urs Charmee kaur.
Puri Jagannadh is now developing the script and will be ready with it soon, say sources.
Meanwhile, reports have emerged that producer Boney Kapoor and late actor Sri Deviâ€™s daughter Jhanvi Kapoor may be roped in to play the female lead. It may be noted here that Jhanvi had said in a television show last year to a private satellite channel that she would prefer to share the screen space with Vijay Deverakonda given a chance. However, the final call on this will be taken after the final script is ready.
iSmart Shankar 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 the editing. Shaik Jonny is the art director of iSmart Shankar with stunts choreographed by Real Satheesh.
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