Stylish Star Allu Arjun has teamed up with Sukumar after Arya (2004), Arya 2 (2009) and the short film I Am That Change (2014), for an upcoming film Pushpa. The action and romantic drama Pushpa will star Allu Arjun as Pushpa Raj and the film will be released in five languages Telugu, Tamil, Malayalam, Hindi and Kannada. Kannada girl Rashmika Mandanna is on the board to romance Allu Arjun in Pushpa.
According to the latest buzz in the film industry, Rashmika Mandanna was not the first choice of Sukumar for Pushpa. Not many know that Sukumar first approached Samantha Akkineni to play the lead but when she rejected the offer of Allu Arjun starrer Pushpa, the role fell in the lap of Rashmika Mandanna.
In past Sukumar and Samantha Akkineni have worked for the village based drama Rangasthalam in which mega Power Star Ram Charan played the lead role and the movie was blockbuster at the box office. But this time for Allu Arjun starrer Pushpa, when Sukumar offered the role to Samantha, she politely said no. Then, left with no choice, Sukumar, roped in Rashmika for the film.
Allu Arjun and Rashmika Mandanna film Pushpa is being bankrolled by Mythri Movie Makers and it has the music by Devi Sri Prasad.