In an interview to the Vizag edition of a leading English newspaper, he said they had developed serious differences. He however did not elaborate on the issue. He did not even state why they had developed differences. He gave this interview, in connection with the promotion of his recent release ‘Iddarammaayilato’. He admitted that there were serious differences between him and Pawan by stating, ” I’m not in a happy space with Pawan Kalyan, I may never direct him again- I’m not on talking terms with him. In fact, I never wanted to work with him again after Badri.”
When asked to elaborate, he said he was doing one more film with hero Allu Arjun and did not want to upset him. According to reports in film circles, serious differences sprouted between Puri and Pawan and the two were not even in talking terms, after ‘Cameraman Gangato Rambabu’. Puri finally chose to open up.