Mahesh Babu always remembers people who gives him hits as producer or director. He did three films with Gunasekhar as he made Okkadu with him.
As other two did not end up as successful as the earlier one, they both haven't come together for another film.
Mahesh after Pokiri wanted to do a movie with Puri Jagannadh. They made Businessman and it is said to be one of the best performances by Mahesh in his career.
After that Puri Jagannath announced that he wants to make Jana Gana Mana with Mahesh. Even the actor showed interest initially but somehow the movie did not go forward.
Close sources to Mahesh said that the actor wants to be more careful with his choices going further as the stakes have increased.
What about Puri? Does he still wants to still make the film?
Yes, the director wants to make that script as a film, but will it be with Mahesh is a big question.
The director said, "I wrote the story as a reaction to Nirbhaya and other incidents in my country. I want my country to be strict with such rapists and the script represents my thoughts on how we can achieve it. I will do it into a film one day."
Well, Mahesh might take a chance with it, once he gets a streak of hits and also, once Puri Jagannath proves that he can deliver successful films again. If not Mahesh, whom do you want to see Puri directing in such script?