Poonam Singh

‘Pushpa: The Rise’ emerged as a career-defining milestone for Allu Arjun, catapulting him into the echelons of overnight Pan-India stardom. Currently immersed in the filming of the highly-anticipated sequel to his 2021 blockbuster, Allu Arjun has surprised fans with a unique decision.

Entertainment journalist Haricharan Pudippedi recently revealed that Allu Arjun has chosen not to take a standard remuneration or salary for his role in Pushpa 2. Instead, the acclaimed actor has opted for a percentage share of the film's profits upon its release. 

However, there has been no official confirmation on the same from the production house or Allu Arjun’s team. 

‘Pushpa: The Rise’ not only claimed the title of the most-watched film of 2021 but also earned two National Awards for Best Acting and Best Music Direction. The sequel, slated for release on August 15, 2024, is creating a lot of buzz among fans who are eager to witness the next chapter of the action drama.

In a surprising twist, sources close to the film's production have disclosed that Mythri Movie Makers, the production house behind Pushpa 2, has sealed an exclusive OTT deal with Netflix, as per an English Jagran report. 

Despite a tempting offer from Amazon Prime Video, the producers reportedly astounded them with a significant price quote. Netflix, determined to secure the digital rights, outbid Amazon by a considerable margin, with the deal being three times more lucrative.

Helmed by Sukumar, Pushpa 2: The Rule boasts an ensemble cast including Fahadh Faasil, Rashmika Mandanna, Sunil, Prakash Raj, Jagapathi Babu, among others. Aside from its release in Hindi and southern languages, the film will be dubbed in additional languages to reach a broader audience.