During the pre-release promotions of 'iSmart Shankar', Puri Jagannath was asked when he gonna be doing his dream project 'Jana Gana Mana'. This is how the Crazy Filmmaker reacted: 'I wish to do that film...will do it certainly'.
Quizzed if it will be with Mahesh Babu, Puri replied: 'As you asked, I am speaking what's there in my heart. Even when I am in flops, I keep receiving messages from Mahesh Fans asking Me to do 'Jana Gana Mana' with their favourite hero. Fans show admiration on Me as I had delivered two good films with Mahesh Babu. But, They don't realise that Mahesh would work with Me only if I am delivering hits. I always wanted to say I like Mahesh Fans more than Mahesh...at least they show so much faith in me'.
When the Anchor said he might receive a call from Mahesh if 'iSmart Shankar' become a hit, Puri made it clear: 'When would I say okay in such a situation...even I have a character'.