Sensational director Puri Jagannadh’s highly ambitious film Mehbooba released on May 11 along with Irumbu Thirai. The film marked the debut of Puri Jagannadh’s son Akash Puri as an actor, which was one of the highlights of the film. With the background of India-Pakistan, the film had managed to increase the anticipation level among the audience before the release. However, Mehbooba failed to live up to audience expectations. The film could not register cash at the Box Office.
Well, Puri Jagannadh is all set to cast his son again in his another project. The actor has announced his next project with his son Puri Akash in the lead role again. The title of the film has not been finalized and the team is currently working on the casting of the film. Reportedly, the film will be produced by Puri himself under the banner of Puri Jagannadh Touring Talkies.
Reports also suggest the director will soon head to the USA on a search for locations. Post the pre-production stage, the shooting of the film will go on floors soon.
Puri Jagannadh had recently said that he did Mehbooba with his son Aakash because he felt that he has a fire for cinema and that drove him to do that. “After finishing my Mehbooba script, I realized that I am doing a highly intense and a passionate love story for the first time ever which is completely out of my repertoire of ideas. It is a soulful love story in the backdrop of 1971 Indo-Pak war. Irrespective of the blood relation I share with Akash Puri, it’s his love and fire towards cinema that’s making me do this film with him. A Mangalorean girl named Neha Shetty will be playing the female lead. I am very happy that Sandeep Chowta is providing the music for this film,” Puri Jagannadh had said.