The production of Allu Arjun’s Pushpa 2 is put on hold owing to the strike announced by the Telugu producers.
The production of the most-awaited Telugu movie Pushpa: The Rule, which is the sequel to Pushpa: The Rise, has been put on hold amid the ongoing stoppage of work called by the producers’ union in the Telugu film industry. The filmmakers of the Allu Arjun-starrer had plans to take the movie into production in the third week of August. However, the producers have extended their solidarity with the strike and have decided to wait till the matter is resolved.
A source close to director Sukumar said that the filmmakers are hopeful that the issue would be resolved soon, allowing them to resume the shoot in the beginning of September. “We were all set to start the shooting. But, we will now wait until the strike is called off,” the source added.
The producers in the Telugu film industry decided to put all film shootings on hold until they come up with solutions to problems including – rise in production cost, declining footfalls at the box office, regulations on ticket prices and growing challenges from the OTT platforms.
According to reports, Allu Arjun will be sporting a new look in the sequel even though his look in the first film was quite appreciated. The star recently shared a few pictures from his latest photoshoot and fans speculated that this could be his look from Pushpa 2.
The Pushpa film series is written and directed by Sukumar. Pushpa: The Rise was released in cinemas in December 2021 and became a huge hit across the country. The sequel will hit the screens in 2023.