Nitesh Kumar Sahoo

The mammoth success of Allu Arjun and Rashmika Mandanna-starrer 'Pushpa: The Rise' set the bar high for the Telugu film industry. The Icon Star garnered recognition and appreciation globally for his stellar performance as Pushparaj aka Pushpa in the movie. While all eyes are on 'Pushpa 2: The Rule' and rumours are abuzz about plans for Pushpa 3, recently, Allu Arjun revealed plans for the expansion of the franchise.

Helmed by Sukumar and produced under Mythri Movie Makers, 'Pushpa: The Rise' was the first pan-India movie for Allu Arjun. In the movie, the Happy actor played the character of Pushparaj aka Pushpa, a red sandalwood smuggler. The film narrates the story of Pushpa's rise from being a labourer to achieving a rank in the smuggling syndicate. Allu Arjun won the Best Actor award at India's National Film Awards. Now, all eyes are on 'Pushpa: The Rule.'

With each passing day, the anticipation among fans for the sequel is skyrocketing. Meanwhile, the speculations of Pushpa 3 have added fuel to their excitement. However, there was no official confirmation backing the claims.

But now, Allu Arjun himself confirmed Pushpa 3.

A recent report in Variety quoted Bunny as saying, "You can definitely expect part three, we do want to make it a franchise and we have exciting ideas for the lineup.”

Further shedding light on Pushpa 2, Allu Arjun said, "Pushpa 2 is going to have a very different shade of Pushpa than what you’ve seen in ‘Pushpa 1,’ because it is the lower end of the spectrum that you’ve seen."

He also went on to say that the audience will get to see the highest end of the spectrum in terms of characterisation. Accordingly, Pushpa's character will be on a very high note and high scale, in terms of characterisation, scale, and presentation. Moreover, the canvas of the problems in the storyline is going to be much bigger than what it was compared to the first instalment. The makers have also worked on a different dimension to the characterisation.

As per the story, Pushpa played on a regional scale in the first part. And now it will play on a national and international scale.

He further went on to add that Police officer Bhanwar Singh Shekhawat, played by Fahadh Faasil, emerged as a thorn in Pushpa’s side. The conflict between the duo is going to 'escalate to a much bigger, bigger scale.'

Well, this interesting information shared by Allu Arjun is certainly going to add fuel to the excitement of all eagerly waiting for 'Pushpa 2: The Rule.'

On the work front, 'Pushpa 2: The Rule' is scheduled for theatrical release on August 15, during the Indian Independence Day holiday frame. Apart from that, Allu Arjun has some more interesting projects in the pipeline.

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