Puri Ignores Mahesh, Picks Vijay Deverakonda

Puri Ignores Mahesh, Picks Vijay Deverakonda

Puri Jagannadh is back in the reckoning, thanks to the much-needed success of iSmart Shankar. The film will quench Puri's eternal wait for a blockbuster. Obviously, there is a lot of excitement and anticipation of his next movie.

Even though Puri has already announced Double iSmart, a sequel to iSmart Shankar, it's been learnt that the project will only go on floors in 2020. Meanwhile, Puri has planned to revive his ambitious patriotic drama 'Jana Gana Mana'.

Initially, JGM was supposed to feature Mahesh Babu as the hero. However, the project never saw the light of day over the years.

And after Puri's shocking comments on Mahesh regarding JGM recently, chances of the Superstar joining hands with his Pokiri director are almost zero.

In this scenario, Puri is said to have ignored Mahesh and is now planning to cast Vijay Deverakonda in JGM. The latest buzz is that Vijay will listen to Jana Gana Mana's script after Dear Comrade's release.

If Vijay likes Puri's narration and greenlights Jana Gana Mana, it will be a huge plus for the young hero. Puri's signature style mass characterization will earn Vijay an additional fan base from mass audiences and help him take his stardom to the next level.