Hyderabad: Director Puri Jagannath has announced that he has dropped mass maharaja Ravi Teja's most ambitious project Idiot 2, which was to be a sequel to his hit movie Idiot. Defending his move, the director said that he has shelved the film because he cannot add any extension to the original lead character Chanti.
Puri Jagannath was addressing the media at a press conference on July 23 in Hyderabad, when he announced the news. The director, who recently saw Idiot in Bangkok, took the decision after he found it difficult to add any masala to Chanti. He had planned to make Idiot 2 with Ravi Teja.
The Tollywood helmer met Ravi Teja when he decided to shelve the movie Idiot 2. He explained the actor that he cannot do Idiot sequel because the original hero will lose his credibility and dynamism. Meanwhile, he had promised to work with him in another movie, which is Devudu Chesina Manushulu.
However, Puri Jagannath and Ravi Teja have already completed the shooting for Devudu Chesina Manushulu (DCM), which is currently in the post-production stage. The music of the film, which was released in June, has garnered very good response. Now, both Puri and Ravi are eagerly waiting for the release of the film, which is slated to hit the screens in the first week of August.