Ace director Puri Jagannadh who recently delivered a much-awaited blockbuster movie with 'iSmart Shankar' is currently busy with his upcoming movie 'Fighter' starring Vijay Devarakonda.
Touted to be an ambitious sports drama, Vijay Deverakonda
is going to play the role of a boxer in this movie which is also going to have a pan-Indian appeal as popular Bollywood filmmaker Karan Johar is presenting the Hindi version of the movie. On this note, Puri has been trying to rope in Sridevi's eldest daughter Janhvi Kapoor
to play the female lead in this movie. He is even getting ready to offer her a hefty paycheck. But it seems like the 'Dhadak' actress has declined Puri Jagannadh's offer as she has been busy with a bunch of projects in her hand at the moment and could not adjust the dates for his film. However, Puri is still in talks with Janhvi and he is trying his best to convince her.
Well, Janhvi will take a final decision in a few days. On the other hand, the regular shooting of the film will go on sets from the 13th of this month. Puri Jagannadh in association with Charmme is bankrolling this project.