Keeping in mind the stupendous success of the Telugu film Pushpa: The Rise, the film's makers have decided to push the shooting of the sequel to an earlier date.
Director Sukumar Bandreddi will reportedly make alterations in the script for the sequel, titled Pushpa The Rule. It will start shooting from April.
"No one expected Pushpa: The Rise to be such a nationwide blockbuster, especially during these pandemic times. Now that it has surpassed all expectations at the box office, even in the Hindi belt, Sukumar will be re-writing some crucial sequences in the sequel to make it more accessible to Hindi audiences," a source tells Subhash K Jha.
One hears that the confrontation scenes between the hero Allu Arjun and the villain Fahadh Faasil are being strengthened.
"There will be more physical and emotional combats between the two. Fahadh's role in the sequel will be more substantial as compared with the first film," adds the source.
But the possibility of adding a Bollywood A-lister to the original cast is being dismissed.
"Allu Arjun is enough of a pan-India star. Pushpa: The Rise has done to his fan-following in North India what Baahubali had done to Prabhas," says the source.
"Pushpa: The Rule can only enhance Arjun's all-India appeal."