Allu Arjun's Pushpa is one of the most anticipated films of this year and it has got huge expectations among the audience. Pushpa is planned as a pan Indian film and it will have a mega grand release across the globe. The film is originally shot in Telugu, while it will also have a dubbed release in Tamil, Malayalam, Kannada, and Hindi. The film is directed by blockbuster filmmaker, Sukumar and has music scored by rockstar, Devi Sri Prasad. The makers have now made a super exciting announcement and it has created a huge buzz on social media. The name of the villain has been unveiled and it is indeed a big surprise!

The highly talented and sensational Fahadh Faasil will be seen as the key antagonist in Pushpa and he will be locking horns against Allu Arjun in this exciting action drama. The news has definitely excited everyone as it is going to be super fresh to see two leading stylish stars together on the big screen. One can confidently say that Pushpa is the next exciting south Indian film after Vijay's Master, in terms of the casting. Fahadh Faasil is expected to join the team of Pushpa very soon and further updates are awaited. Allu Arjun has a solid fan base in Kerala and it looks like the makers of Pushpa have made the right decision of bringing in a Malayalam actor to play the antagonist.

It can be noted that Vijay Sethupathi was initially supposed to play the villain in Pushpa, but unfortunately, he had to walk out of the project due to call sheet date issues. Interestingly, Pushpa will now mark the Telugu cinema debut of actor Fahadh Faasil and the fans are eagerly looking forward to witnessing his performance. Produced by Mythri Movie Makers, the film will have Rashmika Mandanna playing the female lead and this is her first outing with Allu Arjun. The star hero's last outing - Ala Vaikunthapurramuloo was a sensational hit at the box office and he will be looking to maintaining the success streak with Pushpa, as well.

Pushpa is scheduled to release in theatres on August 13. The film has cinematography by Miroslaw Kuba Brozek and editing by Karthika Srinivas. ​For now, check out the new announcement about Fahadh Faasil joining the team of Allu Arjun's Pushpa here: