The early directors’ names heard for Chiranjeevi’s prestigious milestone 151st film included Vv Vinayak and Puri Jagannath. When Puri narrated ‘Auto Johnny,’ obviously the news has hit headlines and Fans considered Puri as the name finalized. Due to some stumbling blocks in second half narration, now the project is kept on hold completely.
Meanwhile, Vinayak would have been never happy within himself when his favorite hero’s biggest film went into the hold of other director. Thanks to Puri’s bold attitude as his striking words shot at Chiranjeevi few days ago on the occasion of former’s birthday are weighed by Mega Fans as total collapse of Puri’s chances in directing Mega Star.
‘Chiranjeevi always had close rapport and soft corner towards Vinayak because they both worked for super hit ‘Tagore.’ Though Mega family members were willing to hear scripts and stories from other writers and directors, Vinayak is the only name Chiranjeevi has it in his mind. May be distancing of Puri means welcoming of Vinay Anna because he wrapped up ‘Akhil’ and is idle now,’ says a source.