Director Harish Shankar marked his debut in Telugu cinema with Ram Gopal Varma’s Telugu production Shock. The film featured Mass Maharaja Ravi Teja and Jyothika in the lead roles, while Bollywood actress Tabu played a pivotal role in the film. After Shock, Harish Shankar shared the writing space for few hit films like Chintakayala Ravi, Bujjigadu and Konchem Ishtam Konchem Kashtam.
In 2011, he directed a film with Ravi Teja again in the lead titled Mirapakay. The film turned out to be smashing hit in both Ravi Teja and Harish Shankar’s careers.
The real high came in his career when he directed Power Star Pawan Kalyan in Gabbar Singh, remake of Bollywood blockbuster Dabangg. The film was a massive success in Pawan Kalyan’s career and also made Harish Shankar one of the top directors in Telugu cinema.
The director is now back with another interesting flick with Allu Arjun as the lead titled Duvvada Jagannadham. The teasers and songs of the film have created quite a buzz around the film courtesy the interesting title and characterisation of Allu Arjun in the film.
Harish Shankar wrapped up the shoot of DJ today in Hyderabad and posted an emotional message on his social networking page. The message read – “DJ is that one special film for me where I pushed myself as a writer and director to deliver the best. As a result, came up with a one of its kind climax. I’m sure you guys will have a blast in the theaters. Mark your calendars, it’s June 23rd.”
Duvvada Jagannadham features Pooja Hegde in the female lead role and is hitting the screens on June 23rd, 2017 worldwide.