Puri Jagannath has always been a great admirer of Pawan Kalyan, not now certainly. Whatever script he wrote, he first visited Pawan Kalyan and narrated it. And most of his scripts were turned down by the Power Star.
Puri gives credit of becoming director to Pawan (with Badri) so untiringly he narrated every script and most scripts that were turned down by him scored hits at the box office including Idiot, Amma Nanna O Tamilammayi, and even Pokiri too. Puri said none of these scripts enticed Power Star and has chosen Cameraman Gangatho Rambabu. Puri said after Gabbar Singh when he had a mass script readied for Pawan, the star requested for a message oriented one which is when he had readied CGTR and even though the movie failed to score at the box office Pawan still feels it as a good one!
In fact, Puri also said that his Heart Attack script was written for Varun Tej but they have turned it down!
All of this has been shared by Puri recently. While Pawan’s fans are miffed at Puri’s sudden revelation about Power Star, observers say that this is just Puri’s satirical comments on Pawan and the mega camp!