Puri Jagannadh is basking in glory over his recent directorial iSmart Shankar turning out to be a huge hit and Yash is busy with KGF 2 after the grand success of its prequel. Reports are that the duo may soon team up for a project and have discussed it a couple of times already. Reportedly, Puri Jagannadh is planning to rope in Yash for Jana Gana Mana, a project that he had readied for Mahesh Babu. But the film failed to take off with the star backing off for certain reasons. It is said that the director intends to make Jana Gana Mana in Telugu and Kannada and release it in multiple languages; therefore, considering the pan Indian appeal of Yash after the massive success of KGF, he has decided to cast him in the film.
Meanwhile, reports have surfaced that Puri Jagannadh is also in talks with Vijay Deverakonda. Details about this film are expected to be out soon and we will know which of the two projects will go on to the floors first.
As mentioned earlier, Puri Jagannadhâ€™s recent release was iSmart Shankar. The film, starring Ram Pothineni, Nabha Natesh and Nidhhi Agerwal, hit the marquee on July 18. It 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.
Meanwhile, Yashâ€™s KGF 2 is also in progress. KGF: Chapter 1 and 2 is directed by Prashanth Neel, who has also written the story, screenplay and dialogues. Vijay Kiragandur produced the project under his banner Hombale Films.
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