There are different stories doing the rounds about the drug racket that has recently been busted by Hyderabad cops. Director Puri Jagannadh was also one of the people who received a notice from the Excise Department for involvement in the case. He took to Twitter to break his silence and clarified things on Saturday afternoon. “I have not given any statement regarding anything n anyone till now.. very busy completing my film Paisa Vasool (sic).” He is busy in wrapping up the shoot of Paisa Vassol starring Nandamuri Balakrishna, Shriya Saran and Muskaan.
Puri Jagannadh’s daughter Pavithra also fired on media for targeting her father in the drug scam. She responded is style on social media and asked not to blame her father. The director's daughter is no mood to forgive those people who are blaming Puri.
According to her, her father is a celebratory not a public figure and called all the drug allegations as ‘stupid rumours’. She said, “Just because my dad is a celebrity it doesn't mean you can spread rumours. He is a family person and before showing your finger at him, just think of his family and reputation in the industry.” She used harsh words, “Mind your words. My dad is not involved in drugs.” She also advised people not to believe the new channel reports.