Puri Jagannadh, after bagging the opportunity to direct megastar Chiranjeevi in his highly-anticipated 150th film, announced that he will collaborate with superstar Mahesh Babu next.
The director, who previously worked with Mahesh in Pokiri and Businessman, is delighted to collaborate with the actor once again.
“I’m happy to be teaming up with Mahesh for the third time. We’ve just locked the script. As soon as we’re relieved off our current commitments, we’ll start working on it. Nothing more can be divulged about the project now,” Puri said.
Mahesh is currently busy wrapping up Telugu drama Srimanthudu with Srinu Vaitla and will soon start working on Brahmotsavam with Srikanth Addala.
Even though, Puri refused to divulge any details about his next film with Mahesh, maverick filmmaker Ram Gopal Varma spilled the beans by sharing the news with his followers on Twitter.
“Just heard the Puri Jagan’s story with Mahesh Babu, compared to this Sholay size of a story, Pokiri, Businessman and Dookudu are Aag,” tweeted RGV. Showering praise on Puri, RGV said, “Mahesh Babu’s character in Puri Jagan’s new film is 10 times better than any character Jagan created and any character Mahesh Babu played. His dialogues are 10 times sexier than Sunny Leone,” the controversial filmmaker added. RGV couldn’t contain his excitement. “Going by the story I heard, Puri Jagan and Mahesh Babu will set an ultra new bench mark for action entertainers and Himalayan terrorism,” RGV added further.
Meanwhile, Puri’s project with Chiranjeevi is titled Auto Jaani and is set to be launched on August 22, on Chiru’s birthday.