Puri Jagannadh is pinning lot of hopes on his upcoming directorial venture iSmart Shankar in which the young and energetic actor Ram Pothineni, Nabha Natesh and Nidhhi Agerwal are playing the lead roles. The movie has completed the censor formalities and has received ‘A’ certificate from the CBFC. Finally facing all the hurdles, iSmart Shankar is gearing up for grand release on 18th July. Earlier it was heard that iSmart Shanker is straight freemake of British science fiction movie iBoy. It was the embarrassing situation for the star director Puri Jagannadh. But recently the director himself made shocking admission on copying movie iBoy starring Bill Milner without referring to it.
Puri Jagannadh said that the chip concept from iSmart Shankar starring Ram Pothineni is inspired by Hollywood movie. Earlier in an interview, Puri Jagannadh has admitted that a portion of the movie has been inspired by Hollywood films, but the cleaver director did not mention the name of iBoy.
Recently during the media interaction, the director said, “I did not have a hit after Temper starring Jr NTR and this was hurting me big time. The chip concept in iSmart Shankar is inspired by Hollywood film and I have set the rest of story in Telangana,” Puri also showered the praises for Ram Pothineni and said that his performance is the biggest highlights of iSmart Shankar.