Puri Jagannadh plans to direct a Hindi film next.
Puri Jagannadh

Puri Jagannadh plans to direct a Hindi film next.

Puri Jagannadh plans to direct a Hindi film next.

The ‘Pokiri’ filmmaker, Puri Jagannadh, who is busy wrapping up Telugu actioner ‘Temper’, says he has plans to direct a Hindi film this year, besides two other Telugu projects he has in the offing.

Jagannadh told, “My next film is titled ‘Jyothi Lakshmi’ with Charmi. I intend to start it soon. I’ll also be doing another film with Varun Tej. I also plan to direct a Hindi film soon during the course of the year, but I’m not sure with whom.”

When he was asked if  ‘Jyothi Lakshmi’ is the biopic of eponymous yesteryear Telugu actress, Puri denied it, adding, “It’s too early to comment on it. I don’t want to talk about it until aTemper’ releases.”

The Telugu action movie, ‘Temper’, which is scheduled for release in the week of Valentine’s Day, features Junior NTR and Kajal Aggarwal in the pivotal roles.

“It’s the story of a corrupt and cunning policeman, who transforms into someone very honest. Temper is the most suitable title, going by the attitude of the character essayed by NTR,” he added.

Having collaborated with NTR after a decade, Puri said he “missed” working with him. Previously Puri Jagannadh also directed a Bollywood movie titled, “Bbuddah… Hoga Terra Baap”. This movie will be his re-entry in B-Town after a break of 3 yrs.

Puri’s upcoming flick ‘Temper’ is an action entertainer movie written by Vakkantham Vamsi and directed by Puri Jagannadh in which, Jr NTR and Kajal Aggarwal are playing the main lead roles along with Prakash Raj in negative role. Bandla Ganesh producing this movie under Parameswara Art Productions banner. Anoop Rubens composed the soundtrack while Mani Sharma composed the background score.

Temper was officially launched at Hyderabad on 1 August 2014. Principal photography commenced on the next day and was completed by 22 January 2015, with the film being primarily shot in and around Hyderabad and Goa.

The film ‘Temper’ is scheduled to release on 13th February 2015.