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Puri Jagannath ropes in Rana for Bollywood film

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Published: Tuesday, August 24, 2010, 11:38 [IST]

Filmmaker Puri Jagannath is going to debut in Bollywood with an action movie. The director is much known for his Telugu action movie Pokiri, which was remade in Hindi as Wanted with Salman Khan in the lead role.

Puri Jagannath has signed Telugu star Rana Daggubati for the lead role of his debut Bollywood movie. Like Pokiri, this is also a hardcore action film. For Rana, it is his second movie in Bollywood after debuting with Rohan Sippy"s yet to be released movie Dum Maro Dum, starring Abhishek Bachchan and Bipasha Basu. The film is slated to be released in the first quarter of 2011.

Confirming the news Puri said that he would be directing a Hindi movie, which would also be made in Telugu. He also that Rana is playing a key role, but the lead actress is yet to be decided. The director said that the movie would start shooting by next month.Telugu film producer Nallamalupu Bujji is reportedly producing the film.

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