One of the most talented actors in the country, Allu Arjun is undoubtedly one of the biggest stars across the nation. The actor has carved a niche for himself with such a long acting career. Recently, he celebrated his birthday and has been trending on social media after he released the poster of his upcoming much-awaited film, Pushpa 2, the second installment of Pushpa: The Rise.
The film was loved by people all across the world and received positive reviews from critics and fans. However, there is a rumor surfacing on the internet that Allu Arjun has hiked his feel for Pushpa 2 and is charging double the amount he charged for the first part of the Sukumar directorial.
According to The Times of India, the actor charged Rs 45 crore for Pushpa: The Rise which also starred Rashmika Mandanna in the lead role. And for the sequel, he is charging a whopping amount of Rs 85 crores. “Arjun’s fee for the Pushpa sequel is around Rs 85 crores which is a new record in the Telugu film industry, the news portal claimed.
“Arjun’s equation with the box office has changed after Pushpa. Though Pushpa: The Rise was not such a grand hit in Andhra and Telangana, its pan-India success places him above Prabhas in the all-India market,”
another source added.
It has also been reported that the film’s director Sukumar has also hiked his fee for Pushpa 2. However, there is no official confirmation of this so far.
Meanwhile, a few days ago Allu Arjun shared his first-look poster of Pushpa: The Rule in which he was seen dressed in a saree with his face painted in shades of blue and red. He also sported bangles, jewelry, a nose pin, and jhumkas. Captioning the poster, Allu Arjun wrote,
“Pushpa 2 the rule begins.”
— Allu Arjun (@alluarjun) April 7, 2023
Written and directed by Sukumar, Pushpa: The Rise was released in 2021. The superhit movie showcased the rise of a coolie in the smuggling syndicate of red sandalwood. Besides Allu Arjun, the film also starred Rashmika Mandanna in a prominent role. Sai Pallavi has also reportedly joined Pushpa 2. The song Oo Antava Oo Oo Antava, Srivalli, and Saami Saami are still among chartbusters.
Last month, E-Times reported that Pushpa director Sukumar has decided to include ‘one major Bollywood A-lister preferably one of the Khans or Ajay Devgn, if not somebody else’ for Pushpa 2. However, there is no official announcement regarding this so far.