Allu Arjun tasted success with his last release, Ala Vaikunthapurramuloo which turned out to be a huge blockbuster hit at the box office. The film was high on entertainment and fun and it satisfied the majority of the audience and was nothing short of celebration. For his next film, Allu Arjun would be teaming up with director Sukumar of Rangasthalam fame. Titled Pushpa, this film is going to be made on a pan-Indian scale on a huge budget, under the production of Mythri Movie Makers. This film will feature Rashmika Mandanna as the female lead and this is going to be her first outing with Allu Arjun.

While it is going to be originally shot in Telugu, Pushpa will also be released in Tamil, Malayalam, Hindi and Kannada languages. Devi Sri Prasad has been assigned to take care of the songs and background score and one can be sure that the rockstar composer will deliver an impressive album. The shooting of the film is expected to start when things get back to normalcy.

Having said all these, there were wide speculations and reports that Makkal Selvan Vijay Sethupathi is in discussion to play one of the antagonists in the film. Fans were so excited about the news and it garnered a lot of attention. However, it has now been revealed that Vijay Sethupathi had to let go off the film due to date issues.

In a recent interview with a popular media house, Vijay Sethupathi said, “There were discussions, but I didn’t have dates to allot for the film (Pushpa). I am not acting in the film. Both director Sukumar and Allu Arjun are big names in Telugu industry. So, I met Sukumar in person and told him about my situation and date problems. Pushpa has a fantastic story and I really liked it. The character was also quite exciting. I should only be worried about missing the film”.

Meanwhile, Vijay Sethupathi has quite a lot of various other projects which are in different stages of production. The list includes Ka Pae Ranasingam, Maamanithan, Laabam, Yaadhum Oorey Yaavarum Kelir, Uppena (Telugu), Kaathuvaakula Rendu Kaadhal, Laal Singh Chaddha, and an untitled film each with directors Ponram and Arumugakumar. Makkal Selvan will also be acting in the biopic of legendary cricketer Muttiah Muralitharan and this film is going to be made as a pan-Indian mega biggie.