Puri Jagannadh is known as the Dynamic Director in Telugu film industry for his characterizations and style of film making. His previous offering iSmart Shankar starring young and energetic actor Ram Pothineni, Nabha Natesh and Nidhhi Agerwal is blockbuster at the box office. Now the number of young stars are planning to work under the direction of Puri Jaganandh. The young actor Kartikeya is one of them. According to the latest buzz in the film industry, Kartikeya wants to team up with Puri Jagannadh for a film and he was ready to pay Rs 10 Cr to the director to direct him. But Puri Jaganandh has turned town Rs 10 Cr offer.
Apparently Kartikeya is said to have given an offer to Puri Jagannadh. The sources say Kartikeya offered Puri Jagannadh Rs 10 crores remuneration to direct him, and he was also ready to invest Rs 15 cores for the film’s production budget. But Puri Jagannadh politely declined the offer.
Currently Puri Jagannadh is getting ready to start the shoot of his next upcoming film Fighter in which Vijay Deverakonda will play the lead role. Noted Bollywood producer Karan Johar has also joined his hands with Puri and Vijay for this project and he is going to present the Hindi version of Fighter. It has also come out that Janhvi Kapoor will play the female lead in Puri Jagannadh’ directorial venture.
The sources say that Puri Jagannadh is not interested to work with Kartikeya, who is struggling to deliver a hit movie. Kartikeya’ previous offering 90ML is also turning out commercially flop at the box office.
Puri Jagannadh made his debut with the 2000 blockbuster film Badri starring Power Star Pawan Kalyan, Renu Desai and Ameesha Patel. In 2006, he directed Pokiri starring Mahesh Babu. His popular movies are Itlu Sravani Subramanyam, Appu, Idiot, Amma Nanna O Tamila Ammayi, Sivamani, Bujjigadu, Pokiri, Desamuduru, Neninthe, Golimaar, Businessman, Iddarammayilatho, Heart Attack and Temper.