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Vijay Deverakonda, Puri Jagannadh to team up for new project


The film, which is expected to go on the floors towards the end of this year, will be jointly produced by Puri Jagannadh and partner Charmme Kaur.

Puri Jagannadh, Vijay Deverakonda, and Charmme Kaur

Haricharan Pudipeddi

Actor Vijay Deverakonda, who was last seen on screen in Dear Comrade (2019), is teaming up with filmmaker Puri Jagannadh for a new project which was announced on Monday, 12 August.

The announcement took everybody by surprise because nobody had anticipated this combination which is being described as crazy by audience on social media.

Minutes after the announcement was made via a statement, Ram Gopal Varma took to Twitter and wrote: “Wow. Vijay Deverakonda and Puri Jagannadh combo will be red hot. It will burn the box-office.”

Puri Jagannadh, who is basking in the success of his latest outing iSmart Shankar (2019), is known for films such as Pokkiri (2007), Businessman (2012) and Temper (2015). He even directed the Hindi film Bbudadh Hoga Tera Baap (2011) featuring Amitabh Bachchan.

The film, which is expected to go on the floors towards the end of this year, will be jointly produced by Puri Jagannadh and Charmme Kaur. More details about the project are yet awaited.

Meanwhile, Vijay will have to complete two pending projects – a yet-untitled film with director Kranthi Madhav and Hero - before he joins the sets of this project.

Meanwhile, Vijay’s last release Dear Comrade, in which he played a student leader who falls in love with a state-level cricket player, went on to be a box-office dud, despite registering big numbers in the opening weekend.

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Dear Comrade will soon be remade in Hindi by filmmaker Karan Johar. However, Vijay has clarified that he won’t be part of the remake.