Actor Ram Pothineni has joined hands with ace director Puri Jagannadh for his next which is titled iSmart Shankar. The film will be set in the backdrop of Hyderabad and will have Ram playing a massy Telangana style character. The makers are currently canning a song near the historical place Charminar in Hyderabad and actor Ram is part of this. And while the shooting was in progress, Ram Pothineni faced an embarrassment which he would want to forget soon. Ram Pothineni was a caught smoking in public which was noticed by police officials. Ram was slapped a fine of Rs 200 by officials under Cigarettes and Other Tobacco Products Act (COPTA) 2003 and the actor paid the fine. Police officials say that they went to set the precedent in the right way and doesn't wish to spare anyone even if they are celebrities.
Speaking about the film, Ram would be seen playing a street-smart stereotype Hyderabad young man in this. Nabha Natesh and Nidhhi Agerwal would be seen playing the leading ladies in iSmart Shankar. The makers recently dropped the teaser of the film and the film seems to be a pure massy entertainer. Ram plays a young Hyderabad man who liked to live life on the edge. Watch the teaser of iSmart Shankar here ICYMI...
Ram last appeared in Hello Guru Prema Kosame which starred Anupama Parameswaran and Pranitha Subhash as the leading ladies. Directed by Trinadha Rao Nakkina, Hello Guru Prema Kosame was a rom-com and had a decent run at the box office.
Director Puri Jagannadh last made Menbooba which featured his son Aakash Puri and Neha Shetty in lead roles. The film turned out to be a flop and couldn't fare well at the box office. Puri Jagannadh will look to make a comeback at the box office wirh iSmart Shankar with some smashing numbers.
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