Puneeth’s next is with Jayanth C Paranji http://epaper.timesofindia.com/Repository/getimage.dll?path=TOIBG/2013/03/11/23/Img/Pc0230800.jpg News of actor Puneeth Rajkumar’s next film being launched on his birthday, which falls on March 17, is old. But Bangalore Times has exclusive information about the actor’s next project. Karnataka’s Power Star is all set to work with Telugu director Jayanth C Paranji, who has directed the likes of Pawan Kalyan, Venkatesh and Mahesh Babu. When BT contacted the director, he confirmed the news. “Yes, we will announce the project with Puneeth on his birthday. The rest of the details will be revealed later on, closer to when we start filming. This is a script that I have had for a long time and hold very close to my heart.” Jayanth adds, “The film is a fun yet feel-good love story. The tie-up was something that happened all of a sudden. I narrated the script and within a matter of days I was on board and we are now looking at starting the shoot by May.” Buzz is that the story is based completely outside India. As for the heroine, the team is, most probably, looking for a fresh face. A little-known fact is that Jayanth is a Bangalore boy. “My mother is from here and I was born here as well and did my schooling here. So I have always had the idea of making a film in Kannada at the back of my mind. And to now be doing a film with the Rajkumar family is a dream come true,” says Jayanth.