Stylish Star Allu Arjun is gearing up to begin shooting for his next, Pushpa, directed by Sukumar of Rangasthalam fame. This film will be produced by Mythri Movie Makers on a grand scale. Pushpa has got huge expectations among the fans and considering the fact that the previous films of both Allu Arjun and Sukumar were big hits, the trade experts have pinned high hopes on this new project. Initially, Makkal Selvan Vijay Sethupathi was approached to play the main antagonist in the film, but due to non availability of dates, the Vikram Vedha actor walked out of the project. Vijay Sethupathi revealed that he spoke to director Sukumar personally and explained to him about his other commitments.

Following his exit, the makers continued their search for the villain. Recently, there were wide speculations that Madhavan was approached to play the said role and this news created a huge buzz on the internet. However, Maddy has officially denied the news, stating that it is false. Taking to his Twitter page, Madhavan wrote, “Not true at all guys .”. The super smart actor is currently awaiting the release of his next, Nishabdham (Silence) which is scheduled to release on Prime Video on October 2.

Coming back to Pushpa, the film will feature the young and happening Rashmika Mandanna as the female lead and this film is said to portray her in a different light. Devi Sri Prasad has been signed to take care of the songs and background score. Pushpa is a film that deals with the theme of red sanders smuggling and certain portions of the film have been inspired from real life incidents. Reportedly, Allu Arjun will play a lorry driver. The film’s shooting is rumoured to begin next month, but the makers are yet to officially confirm or deny the same.

We will have to wait for a few more weeks to know who will play the baddie against Allu Arjun. Stay tuned to this space for more updates.