Why Puri is pinning hopes on only one star hero
There was a time when Puri Jagannadh could get on board the likes of Pawan Kalyan, Mahesh Babu, Allu Arjun and NTR at will.
This is 2019. 'Mehbooba' and worse have happened. If the word 'worse' reminds you of 'Paisaa Vasool', we can't help it. It is supposed to. Puri delivered the dud for Nandamuri Balakrishna in 2017, prompting Balayya to stay away from Puri.
But Puri has been insistent. Speaking at an 'iSmart Shankar' event, he has said that he would love to team up with Balayya once again, as he was bowled over by his simplicity during the making of 'PV'.
The reason why Puri keeps on pinning hopes on Balayya is that he is the only star hero who can be expected to work with him. The others are highly reluctant for obvious reasons. But should 'iSmart Shankar' become a hit, the tide will turn.