Ace filmmaker Puri Jagannadh is currently working on a film titled Mehbooba which will have his son Aakash Puri as the lead actor and debutante Neha Shetty playing the lead roles. The film is said to be romantic story and will have a war backdrop to it. The shooting of the film is currently under progress and the makers recently wrapped up a schedule of the shoot in the beautiful locations of Himachal Pradesh and Shimla. Puri Jagannadh released a teaser of Mehbooba and the visuals are of top notch in the film. The story seems to be between a young army man and a local Kahsmiri girl combined with the Indo-Pak war backdrop. Watch the teaser here:
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 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,” Puri Jagannadh had said.
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.