Telugu filmmaker Puri Jagannadh, who is being investigated by Telangana’s excise officials and was questioned by Special Investigation Unit ( SIT ) for nearly a whole day, vented his frustration by posting a video on youtube. Denying any links with the accused arrested in this case, he said the channels ran special programmes to sensationalise things.
Puri said News agencies destroyed his life by sensationalising the news , his mother, wife and children are still in shock. He also quipped to tell that many other families are also suffering due to the investigation. Puri, who is also a producer and script writer, said he was hurt by the manner in which the media conducted itself.
“I know the journalists. I had always been friendly with them. I will meet them again. But they disturbed me a lot. If there is anything, the SIT officers will decide,” he said. The director, famous for the 2006 movie ‘Pokiri’ starring Mahesh Babu, said he always liked and respected the police department and made many films on them.
He pointed out that he even made a movie ‘Ism’ on the journalists. The 50-year-old said the SIT officers asked him several questions about the allegations against him.
“I told them clearly that I have no links with Calvin gang and never met Calvin,” he said referring to Calvin Mascrenhas, the kingpin of the racket.
“I am ready to go whenever they (SIT officers) call me again. Basically I am a very responsible person. Not only drugs, I was never into anything which is illegal,” he added.
Puri has received support from actor Prakash Raj. “It is high time we the people and the media realise it’s not fair to sensationalise issues before the complet(e) truth comes out,” tweeted Prakash Raj.