Doing Pushpa was original to doing four flicks, says Allu Arjun
Allu Arjun said during the firing of Pushpa, numerous of them tested positive for Covid-19 and they had to cancel the schedule.
Actor Allu Arjun on Tuesday said that working on his forthcoming Telugu film, Pushpa, was original to doing four flicks. Talking about the scale of the movie, he said that the trouble that has gone into its timber is unequaled.
Pushpa releases in playhouses on Friday. Firstly made in Telugu, the movie has been dubbed and released in Hindi, Tamil, Kannada, and Malayalam.
Speaking at thepre-release event in Chennai, Arjun spoke about the experience of working on a design that was generally shot in the timbers along the borders of Tamil Nadu and Andhra Pradesh for nearly 200 days.
“ Pushpa marks my reunion with director Sukumar after a decade. Over the times, I ’ve asked him numerous times about uniting, but he was veritably particular about doing a design that ’ll match the prospects of our combination. That’s how Pushpa was born, and it’s one of the most grueling systems of my career,” Arjun said.
In Pushpa, Arjun plays a lorry motorist who smuggles red sandalwood. The film also stars Fahadh Faasil and Rashmika Mandanna among others.
Evolving further on what made working on the film grueling, he said, “ It’s a film that has been entirely shot in the timbers. It was fully shot outside, and we had to shoot during peak Covid times. At one point, numerous of us tested positive while shooting, and we had to cancel that schedule. But we came back to sets after a couple of months and reshot most portions. The scale of the film is similar that it felt like doing four flicks.”
“ Since we did major part of the firing during the alternate Covid surge, we had to follow strict protocols on the sets. We were n’t allowed to have further than three people travel in a auto to the position. This meant we had to have over 400 buses on position during the shoot. Firing in the timber meant we had to calculate on the natural light, but it would get dark by4.30 on utmost gloamings. Thus, we had to plan our shoot which meant I had to be on set much before because my hair and makeup would take two hours. We had so numerous challenges to deal with,” he added.
On the idea of goingpan-India with the movie, Arjun said that it’s been a plan on his mind for quite some time. “ I ’ve awaited for the right story to gopan-India. The story takes place in the timbers of Tirupati which is the border of Andhra and Tamil Nadu. We felt it ’d make sense to release in Tamil too. Ultimately, the plan to release in other languages as well fell into place,” he said.
Produced by Mythri Movie Makers, the film has music by Devi Sri Prasad. It features Fahadh Faasil in the part of the antagonist.