Actor Allu Arjun and Rashmika Mandanna starrer film ‘Pushpa’ is having a blast. Pushpa is making a splash at the box office and the audience is also very fond of it. Meanwhile, the director of the film Sukumar has given a statement regarding the film. Sukumar has said that he initially wanted to make a film with Telugu star Mahesh Babu on the subject of red sandalwood smuggling in Andhra Pradesh but it did not happen.
The filmmaker said that he later tweaked the story and cast Telugu star Allu Arjun in the film, thus starting the journey of multi-language films like ‘Pushpa: The Rise’ and ‘Pushpa: The Rule’. Let us tell you that the first film was released on December 17 in Telugu, Tamil, Hindi, Kannada and Malayalam.
story of red sandalwood smuggling
The story of this film is the story of red sandalwood smuggling in the hills of Andhra Pradesh. Sukumar told PTI in an interview that the story he told to Mahesh Babu was also on red sandalwood smuggling but that was sometime back. But that didn’t work. After this, when a different story was written, he wanted a kind of attitude in the character.
After the entry of Allu Arjun, the film was made in many languages.
The background of the film remained the same but the story changed. The Telugu filmmaker revealed that when he started working actively on the new script, he had only one actor in mind for it and it was Allu Arjun. Both had earlier made ‘Arya’ and ‘Aarya 2’. The filmmaker said that they are good friends and after hearing the story, the actor agreed to work. He told that ‘Pushpa’ was being made in Telugu language only but after the arrival of Allu Arjun it was thought to make it in many languages.
Sukumar wanted to make a web series
Sukumar said that at one point of time he wanted to make this film as a webseries. At the same time, about making this film in two parts, the filmmaker said that earlier there was a whole story in one but when he started editing it, he realized that it would be better to make it in two parts. The shooting of the second film ‘Pushpa: The Rule’ will start next year.