Official: Fahadh Faasil plays the villain in Allu Arjun’s Pushpa
The makers of Allu Arjun’s upcoming film ‘Pushpa’ have just made a huge announcement. Malayalam actor Fahadh Faasil has been roped in to play the antagonist’s role in the film. With Allu and Fahadh facing off for the first time ever, it is indeed one of the biggest casting coup in recent times.
Directed by Sukumar, ‘Pushpa’ is a mass-action entertainer planned as a pan-Indian release. The film grabbed attention right from the time of its announcement. Its first look poster had Allu Arjun undergoing a major makeover as he sported a rugged, local look.
The makers had initially signed Tamil star Vijay Sethupathi to play the villain’s role. However, due to the unexpected Covid-19 crisis and following date issues, he had to pull out of the project. He had personally met director and conveyed about his busy schedule that forced him to opt out. With Fahadh replacing him, the hype around the film has only scaled up.
It is said that the film revolves around the smuggling of red sanders in the Tamil Nadu-Andhra Pradesh border. Unconfirmed reports suggest that the film has Allu Arjun playing a lorry driver and Fahadh will be essaying the role of a forest officer.
‘Pushpa’ has Rashmika Mandanna as the heroine. Prakash Raj, Jagapati Babu, Harish Uthaman, Vennela Kishore, Anasuya Bharadwaj, Anish Kuruvilla and many others are part of the supporting cast. Devi Sri Prasad is composing the music and Polish cameraman Miroslaw Kuba Brozek handles the camera.
As confirmed by the makers, the film will be releasing in Telugu, Hindi, Tamil, Malayalam and Kannada.