Dynamic filmmaker Puri Jagannadh last directed Paisa Vasool which had Nandamuri Balakrishna in the lead role. The film was a decent success at the box office contrary to the expectations of turning out to be a blockbuster by fans. Puri Jagannadh has now announced his next film which will have his son Puri Akash in the lead role. The film is titled Mehbooba and will be produced by Puri Jagannadh’s production house Puri Connects. The announcement made on social media by Puri Jagannadh himself and posted a message about the film.
“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 Manglorean girl named Neha Shetty will be playing the female lead. I am very happy that Sandeep Chowta is providing the music for this film. The film’s shoot starts in October in picturesque locales of Himachal Pradesh and will continue in Punjab & Rajasthan as well,” wrote Puri Jagannadh.
While Puri Jagannadh was working on Paisa Vasool, it was being reported that Puri Jagannadh may launch his son again as a hero in Telugu cinema and has been contemplating few ideas. Akash Puri has been assisting his father on his films lately and will be re-launched by his father as a hero.