Dashing director Puri Jagannadh said that ‘Jana Gana Mana’ is his dream project. He announced this film with superstar Mahesh Babu and everyone in the industry were excited about it. But the film never went on the floors and it got shelved. With Puri making some comments on Mahesh and the star hero not mentioning Puri during the event of his milestone 25th film made things even spicier. People came to the conclusion that ‘Jana Gana Mana’ was never going to happen.
But Puri announced ‘JGM’ with Rowdy hero Vijay Deverakonda. They announced it in a grand fashion and stated that it would be a pan-Indian film. The film went on floors and the first schedule was also completed. Pooja Hegde was the heroine and Puri planned to make it on a huge scale. But the verdict of ‘Liger’ made the hero and director to drop ‘Jana Gana Mana’ plans completely. Vijay is in no mood to work with Puri Jagannadh any time soon and is focusing on other projects.
Puri Jagannadh said a lot of times that he does not wait for any hero and makes movies with someone else. He added that he does not like wasting time. So, people are curious to find out who takes this crazy film. Insiders say that the script of ‘Jana Gana Mana’ went into the hands of many heroes but no one accepted it. It was reportedly meant for Mahesh but the star hero not accepting it made the director lose interest at that time. He hoped to make it with Vijay and this plan too did not work out. So, the possibility of ‘JGM’ starting any time soon is going to be a false rumor. Reports claim that ‘JGM’ demands a huge budget and Puri is in no condition to spend around 100 crores, especially after a disaster like ‘Liger’.