Allu Arjun-starrer 'Pushpa' to have a two-part release, confirms producer
- 'Pushpa' is Allu Arjun's first pan-Indian film
- It is planned to be released in Telugu, Tamil, Hindi, Kannada, and Malayalam
- Fahadh Faasil will play the role of antagonist in the film
Telugu star Allu Arjun's most-awaited film 'Pushpa' is expected to release in two parts, reported PTI quoting film's producers. It is his first pan-Indian film that is planned to be released in Telugu, Tamil, Hindi, Kannada, and Malayalam.
The film was supposed to release last year but the shoot was delayed due to the COVID pandemic. Director Sukumar believes that the script has the potential for a second part and he has already conveyed the same to the makers. The film was originally planned to be made on a budget of Rs 160 crores, including the remunerations. The estimated budget is now around Rs 250 crores, including both the parts.
In ‘Pushpa’, Fahadh Faasil will play the role of antagonist. Due to the second wave of COVID-19, the team had to stop shoot just days after he joined the sets. Major parts of Fahadh’s portions will likely appear only in the second part. The multilingual action-thriller sets down the red sanders heist in the hills of Andhra and depicts the intricate nexus that unfurls in the course of the story of a man who is taken by greed.
Producers Naveen Yerneni and Y Ravi Shankar of Mythri Movie Makers said the first part of the movie is slated to release on August 13 and the second part will come out in 2022. The storyline and the characters took on lives of their own and grew to a span that required the movie to be released in two parts.
The film is being produced by Mythri Movie Makers in coalition with Muttamsetty Media. Rashmika Mandanna, Prakash Raj, Jagapati Babu, Harish Uthaman, Vennela Kishore, Anasuya Bharadwaj, Anish Kuruvilla, and many others are part of the supporting cast.