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Puri Jagannadh set to launch son Akash in a war-based love story

Telugu filmmaker Puri Jagannadh will launch his son Akash Puri in his next film titled Mehbooba.

regional movies Updated: Sep 30, 2017 17:21 IST
Sandeep Acharya
Sandeep Acharya
Hindustan Times, Chennai
Puri Jagannadh,Sandeep Chowta,Akash Puri
Puri Jagannadh’s latest film Paisa Vasool was a hit.

Well known Telugu filmmaker Puri Jagannadh, known for delivering blockbusters such as Pokiri and Temper, is all set to launch his son Akash Puri in his next film, titled Mehbooba, and it will be set against the backdrop of 1971 Indo-Pak war. On Thursday, Puri made the official announcement via his Twitter page and also shared the first look poster of the film. Akash has played minor roles in a few of his father’s films.

In a note shared with the poster, Puri wrote: “After finishing Mehbooba script, I realized that I’m doing a highly intense and passionate love story for the first time ever which is completely out of repertoire of ideas. It’s a soulful love story in the backdrop of 1971 Indo-Pak war.” He went on to add that irrespective of the blood relation he shares with his son Akash Puri, “It’s his love towards cinema that’s making me do this film with him.” Mangalore-based Neha Shetty has been roped in to play the leading lady.

Sandeep Chowta will compose the music. The principal shooting starts from October and the film will be shot in picturesque locales of Himachal Pradesh and will continue in Punjab and Rajasthan as well. Puri hopes to bring out the film for Sankranti festival next year.

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First Published: Sep 30, 2017 17:21 IST