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Puri Jagannath sidelines brother for Prabhas

Published: Friday, January 16, 2009, 19:10 [IST]

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Puri Jagannath has set aside his brother, Sairam Shankar's film, to make a film with Prabhas. The ace director was to have started work on Sairam Shankar's debut film sometime this month. But the latest buzz is that since Neninthe did not do as well as was expected at the box-office, Puri Jagannath has decided to start work on a film with a more commercially viable hero and prove his mettle.

Since Neninthe has not fared well at the box-office, most producers are apprehensive about taking up Puri Jagannath's film with his debutant brother in the lead. Prabhas who worked with Puri Jagannath in Bujjigadi Made In Chennai was approached and the young star readily agreed to act in Puri's film.

Puri was to have started films with the likes of Pawan Kalyan and Mahesh Babu but these films would be mega-budget extravaganzas and will take time to go into production. So he will first direct a film starring Prabhas which Aditya Ram has agreed to produce.

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Prabhas will begin shooting as soon he completes Billa (Telugu version).

Topics: prabhas, neninthe, sairam shankar, pawan kalyan, billa, puri jagannath
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