Telegu actor star Allu Arjun on Thursday morning took his place in the most trending hashtag on Twitter in India as he revealed the first-look poster of his upcoming action film Pushpa on Twitter. Tollywood and Allu Arjun fans have been rejoicing since the morning and have made #PushpaRaj another trending hashtag on the social media platform Twitter.  

Taking to Twitter Allu Arjun wrote, “, “#PUSHPA loading in theatres from 13th August 2021. Excited to meet you all in cinemas this year. Hoping to create the same magic one more time with dearest @aryasukku & @ThisIsDSP . @iamRashmika @MythriOfficial #PushpaOnAug13 (sic).”  

Within an hour of revealing the poster on Twitter, this tweet received more than 37 thousand likes and 8.7 thousand retweets. 

The action-packed film is set to hit the screens on August 13 this year. Originally the film was slated to release last year but due to the ongoing COVID-19 crisis, its release date got postponed. Allu Arjun through his tweet made it known that the film has neared its completion. 

The shooting of the Allu Arjun starrer started before the pandemic hit India in March and was paused given the subsequent lockdowns. The shooting resumed in November in the dark forests of Andhra Pradesh. Film director Sukumar Bandreddi claimed that there were some crucial scenes that were to be shot in those forests.  

According to reports, Rashmika Mandana will be playing the leading lady in this action-thriller. For the antagonist’s role, acclaimed actor Vijay Sethupathi was in talks with the filmmakers but couldn’t take the project due to date issues in the end. The rumour mill now suggests that Tamil film actor Arya will be the antagonist to Allu Arjun’s character.  

Earlier this year, Allu Arjun spoke to International magazine Variety that focuses on the entertainment business. In his interview with Variety, Allu said, “It is an engaging and gripping story about the lives of those interwoven with the illegal trade. It’s a powerful, authentic and compelling story with fascinating characters that will keep viewers on the edge of their seats. With the large canvas offered by the producers, we’re excited to create a unique cinematic experience with the story of an unusual heist.” 

Filmmaker Bandreddi also spoke to Variety and said, “The red sanders heist in the hills of Andhra is a convoluted nexus that unfurls in the course of the narrative through a coolie-turned-smuggler.”  

Pushpa Storyline and Plot  

Puspa, an action-heist film, is based on the red sander smuggling issue set in the lush and rustic backdrop of the hilly region of Tirumala region Seshachalam. The film is expected to revolve around the lives of people who are part of this illegal trade and will be shining a light on their perspectives.   

According to reports, Puspa is produced with a massive budget of more than Rs. 100 crore. In the first-look poster, Allu Arjun can be seen sitting on a throne made of tree bark with his followers around him holding an axe. The stylish superstar is sporting a scruffy beard and has a grimaced look on his face. This poster can be a sneak peek into the tormented anti-hero character Allu might be playing in the film.