The film was initially planned to wrap up the last leg by October end.
The much-awaited Telugu film Pushpa, which stars Allu Arjun and Rashmika Mandanna in the lead roles, has been postponed. Owing to heavy rains, the shooting of the film has come to a halt.
According to a report on Pinkvilla, Tollywood superstar Allu Arjun and Rashmika Mandanna starrer Pushpa's final leg was to be filmed in Maredumilli. The team had initially planned to complete the shoot by the end of October and then go on with the post-production work.
Allu Arjun fans are waiting for updates on the film, which was initially set for release in December this year. The makers, too, were waiting to shoot to finish the last schedule. However, as per reports, the shoot was first halted and eventually cancelled, due to the rains.
Allu Arjun and the team of Pushpa headed to Kakinada for the shoot. He was seen greeting the fans warmly in a few recently released photos.
Helmed by Suryakumar Bandreddi, the film marks the third outing of Allu Arjun and the director. Suryakumar is noted for churning hits like Arya and Rangasthalam. Pushpa also stars Rashmika Mandanna, Prakash Raj, Jagapathi Babu, Sunil Harish, Uthaman Vennela Kishore and Anasuya Bhardwaj in key roles. Rashmika and Allu Arjun are working together for the first time in the film.
The film is eyeing a pan-Indian release in 5 languages - Hindi, Malayalam, Telugu, Kannada, and Tamil. Fahadh Faasil plays the antagonist in the film. Pushpa is also Rashmika Mandanna’s first pan-Indian film.
Naveen Yerneni and Y Ravi Shankar have produced the film under the banner of Mythri Movie Makers and Muttamsetty Media. Miroslaw Brozek has cranked the camera and Devi Sri Prasad has done the music. Oscar-winning Resul Pookuty is the sound engineer. Karthika Srinivas has edited the film.
Pushpa is about the red sander mafia in the Chittoor district. The first look grabbed eyeballs with Allu Arjun’s action avatar. The Race Gurram actor plays the titular Pusha Raj while Fahadh Faasil plays the IPS officer Bhanwar Singh Shekhawat. The latter's bald look as the antagonist made quite a splash.
The film is planned in two parts, and the first part is titled, Pushpa: The Rise. Updates on the last schedule are awaited.
On the work front, the 5-time Filmfare South Award-winning actor will be seen in AA21 and Icon, both slotted for 2022 release. Meanwhile the Geetha Govindam actor Rashmika Mandanna is gearing up for her big Bollywood debut opposite the Shershaah actor Sidharth Malhotra in Mission Majnu. Rashmika has also been roped in for another Bollywood film, Goodbye, that stars Amitabh Bachchan in the lead role.