Puri Jagannadh’s next project is with the angry young man of Tollywood Vijay Deverakonda. It is reported that Vijay Deverakonda has learnt mixed martial arts in Thailand to prepare for his role in his next project. It is also speculated that the working title for this Vijay Deverakonda starrer is Fighter.
The movie was set in the backdrop of Mumbai with the first shoot beginning in Mumbai as well. The crew and cast have successfully completed forty days of shooting schedule in Mumbai and are only left with filming minor sequences. However, reports are emerging that Puri Jagannadh would like to finish those sequences in Hyderabad. The reason behind this is due to the ongoing lockdown because of the COVID-19 pandemic. Maharashtra currently has the highest number of cases with the number of active cases sitting close to 7000. It seems highly unlikely that movement and quarantine restrictions will be prolonged in Maharashtra and Mumbai for quite some time. It is due to this reason Puri Jagannadh would like to wrap up the sequences in Hyderabad itself so as to not waste any time.
This movie would be a pan Indian film and Bollywood diva Ananya Pandey is paired opposite Vijay Deverakonda. Puri Jagannadh’s production house Puri Connects is jointly producing the movie along with Karan Johar’s Dharma Productions. Vijay Deverakonda recently put up a post which says how much he misses shooting for the movie with Puri Jagannadh due to this lockdown. There are also rumours that Puri Jagannadh’s next film might be with Balakrishna Nandamuri.