Bengaluru: Puri Jagannadh's movie Jana Gana Mana was in news again as there were reports that KGF star Yash would be cast as the lead in the movie. But these reports have been refuted now as the crew of the movie has clarified that Vijay Devarakonda will be cast as the protagonist in the movie.

Puri Jagannadh in his Twitter handle has annlunced that Arjun Reddy, Geetha Govindam star Vijay Devarakonda is likely to star in Jana Gana Mana.

Before Yash's name was doing the rounds, Mahesh Babu was cast as the lead in the movie. It had raised expectations as Mahesh Babu had got his success in Tollywood after Puri Jagannadh's Pokiri movie in 2007 and Businessman in 2012. This was supposed to be their third movie together. But after the first look of the movie was released, the plan was shelved.

However, all this while Puri Jagannadh was looking for a suitable person to play the lead role and it was said that this will be KGF-star Yash's big budget movie after completing the ongoing shoot of KGF-chapter 2.

But now the news is that Vijay Devarakonda, whose Dear Comrade was released recently will be playing the protagonist in the movie. There are no details available on the other star cast of the movie.