Chiranjeevi’s 150th film was initially in the hands of Puri Jagannath. But the megastar was only partly satisfied with Puri’s script and couldn’t stay with him. Mahesh Babu’s 24th or 25th film was with Puri Jagannath. Can’t guess the exact reason but the Superstar went with other filmmakers keeping the Pokiri director aside. Even NTR turned down Puri and has chosen Bobby instead for his 27th film. After all these rejections, Puri has reportedly faced yet another good bye from another star hero.
As you know, Puri Jagannath planned a film with Victory Venkatesh. It was rumored that Puri will direct the postponed “Janaganamana” with Venky, which was actually penned for Mahesh. But, even this project is under dark clouds now.
Grapevine in the tinsel town tells us that Venkatesh doesn’t want to continue the commitment given to Puri. The actor listened to an interesting script narrated by Krish recently and wants to start a film with Gautamiputra Satakarni director leaving Puri’s proposal to air.