NEW DELHI :
Telugu star Allu Arjun’s upcoming film Pushpa will release in two instalments, much like blockbuster war epic franchise Baahubali. A report by Telugu website telugu360 said the estimated budget of both parts should touch ₹250 crore and the first instalment should hit screens by October or December 2021.
Arjun, who recently tested negative for covid after a two-week quarantine, stars in the lead role in Pushpa, along with Malayalam star Fahadh Faasil and Rashmika Mandanna. The action drama has been directed by Sukumar and produced by Naveen Yerneni and Y. Ravi Shankar of Mythri Movie Makers. It will be dubbed in Hindi, Tamil, Kannada and Malayalam, along with its original Telugu release.
Like Arjun, many film-makers and stars from southern cinema are eyeing pan-Indian audiences beyond their native language through universally appealing films, especially after the covid-19 pandemic.
Made on budgets of more than ₹200…