After the game-changing failure of Puri Jagannadh’s Liger , there has been a rising crescendo of rumours on a massive fallout between the director and star. It can now be finally and unquestionably confirmed that Puri and Deverakonda are not on talking terms any longer.
Sources from Hyderabad tell me that that their next project together Janaganamana has been called off.
“Vijay is not doing the film. The bromance is over. Vijay is not even taking Puri’s calls any more,” says the source.
Apparently, Vijay has not been paid his full fee for Liger.
“There was an understanding between the two regarding the payment. Vijay was supposed to get a part of his payment after the film’s release.Now Puri is in no position to complete his payment agreement,” says the source.
Apparently Puri now wants to make Janaganamana in Hindi and Telugu with a A-lister from Bollywood. Just how after Liger,he intends to convince any of the top actors in Mumbai to do a film with him , is anyone’s guess.
Moral Of The Story: filmy friendships are valid only until they are mutually beneficial.