Puri Jagannadh has been a mainstream director for over sixteen years, but he truly hit his stride in the early days of his career. He has been considered to be one of the greatest film directors to date. Puri Jagannadh’s previous offering Ismart Shankar starring Ram Pothineni, Nidhhi Agerwal, and Nabha Natesh was blockbuster at the box office. Currently, he is busy in his upcoming production venture Romantic in which his son Akash Puri is playing the lead role. We have already reported that Ramya Krishna who has won millions of heart with her wonderful performance in SS Rajamouli’ magnum opus Baahubali, is on the board to play the crucial role in Puri Jagannadh’ film. Ramya Krishna will be seen playing the role of Akash Puri’ mother in Romantic.
Initially, the Bollywood bombshell Mandira Bedi was on the board to reprise the role of Akash Puri’s mother. Everyone is aware of that Mandira Bedi is popular for her bikini treat. But in Romantic, there is no use of her glamour as she was roped to essay the role of mother. Director Anil Paduri has carved all the scenes with Mandira Bedi and wrapped the entire shoot but after watching the rushes in the editing room, Puri Jagannadh felt that Mandira Bedi is not fit for the role as she does not know Telugu. She is unable to understand Telugu and emote accordingly. So Puri Jagannadh and Charmee Kaur decided to rope Ramya Krishna in this film Romantic starring Akash Puri. Recently they reshoot the whole episode with Ramya Krishna and it is heard that all the scenes have come out very well. This is the first time as a producer, Puri Jagannadh reshot the whole thing just for the sake of an actor Ramya Krishna.
Ketika Sharma is playing the love interest of Akash Puri in Romantic. Akash Puri made his debut in films a child artist and his movies in child roles are Gabbar Singh, Bujjigadu and Chirutha.