In 2016, Puri Jagannadh made official announcement regarding Jana Gana Mana movie and Telugu Superstar Mahesh Babu was on the board to play the lead role. Even the actor showed interest initially but somehow the movie did not go forward. Jana Gana Mana was expected to be a mass entertainer with a patriotic angle to it. However, the film failed to take off due to various reasons. But now Mahesh Babu’ fans are requesting to Puri Jagannadh to make the movie Jana Gana Mana with Mahesh Babu.
A Mahesh Babu’ fan wrote on Twitter, “
#SSMB27 : Hero : @urstrulyMahesh,
Heroin : @RaashiKhanna
(MyChoice) Music : #ManiSharma
Producer – @AnilSunkara1
Direction : @purijagan
Title : #JanaGanaMana”
Earlier about Jana Gana Mana, Puri Jagannadh has said, “I wrote the story as a reaction to Nirbhaya and other incidents in India. I want my country India to be strict with such rapists and the script represents my thoughts on how we can achieve it. I will do it into a film.”
Earlier Mahesh Babu and Puri Jagannadh have worked together for Businessman and Pokkiri. As Puri Jagannadh’ directorial venture iSmart Shankar is getting decent reviews, Mahesh Babu fans have come up with a special biggest request to Mahesh Babu and Puri Jagnnadh to revive the project, Jana Gana Mana.