Nitesh Kumar Sahoo

Telugu-origin movie 'Pushpa: The Rise' starring Icon Star Allu Arjun and National Crush Rashmika Mandanna has set the bars high. The first part of the Pushpa franchise released in December 2021, but its craze is yet to diminish even after the first half of 2022. 

Allu Arjun was seen as a red sandalwood smuggler and his never-seen avatar as 'Pushparaj' filled excitement among the fans. Moreover, his iconic hook steps, signature walk and swirling hands through his beard were among the most loved parts of the movie. 

Not just pan-India, commoners as well as celebrities across the globe were seen imitating the moves of Pushpa. While the fans of Bunny still are celebrating the moment, trollers found many reasons to troll Pushpa and his iconic moves. Earlier, his signature walk was compared to Anil Kapoor aka Majnu Bhai's walk in 'Welcome'. Now the trollers have found a close resemblance to his 'swirling hands through beard' move while he uttered the punch line, 'Pushpa.. Mein Jhukega Nahi...'

As per the trollers, Allu Arjun copied the iconic gesture from a Yash-starrer movie. But, hold on, it's not Yash, it was his wife and co-star Radhika Pandit who had done a ditto gesture in 2014's movie 'Mr and Mrs Ramachari'. 

Radhika Pandit in Mr and Mrs RamachariRadhika Pandit in Mr and Mrs Ramachari

The post also includes a short clip that shows Radhika swirling her hands on her face just like Pushpa did. However, in the Kannada movie, Radhika is seen in the exam hall and is sweating as sunrays were directly hitting her face. This scene of Radhika didn't inspire Pushpa gesture and Allu Arjun didn't copy it from Radhika.

Earlier, fans of Yash had claimed that the story plot of 'Pushpa: The Rise' had a close resemblance to Rocking Star Yash's KGF Chapter 1. Following the tremendous success of KGF Chapter 2 and the official confirmation of KGF Chapter 3, Fahadh Faasil dropped a hint about the possibilities of Pushpa 3 which drew sharp criticism and trolls from the fans of Yash. 

Apart from that, many had compared the same hand gesture with Shehnaaz Gill's move. Fans of the Bigg Boss 13 contestant largely shared a video across different social media platforms in which Sana was seen doing a hand gesture during the reality show in 2019 which came out to be similar to Pushpa's. Soon after Pushpa's gesture spread like a wildfire across social media, Naaz's video stirred up a row of excitement among all the fans of Shehnaaz.

Well, all such buzz has certainly no significance, but fans of Yash and Radhika are unstoppable now.

Bunny cemented his place in the hearts of the Telugu movie audience much earlier, and with Pushpa, his mission to win the hearts of movie lovers in the Hindi belt has kick-started. While speculations are rife that 'Arya' will soon foray into Bollywood, fans are anxiously waiting for updates on 'Pushpa: The Rule', the sequel to 'Pushpa: The Rise'. Meanwhile, reports are also abuzz about the third installment of the franchise, which has no official backing yet.