Samantha Akkineni Says No To Stylish Star
Tollywood Stylish Star Allu Arjun has teamed up with Sukumar after Arya, Arya 2, and the short movie I Am That Change (2014), for an upcoming movie Pushpa. The action and romantic drama Pushpa will feature Allu Arjun, as Pushpa Raj and the movie will be released in 5 different languages - Telugu, Tamil, Malayalam, Hindi, and Kannada.
Kannada beauty Rashmika Mandanna is on the board to romance Allu Arjun in Pushpa. If the latest buzz of the Tollywood to be believed, Rashmika Mandanna was not the first choice of Sukumar for Pushpa. It was not known by many that Sukumar first approached Samantha Akkineni to play the lead but when she rejected the offer of Allu Arjun starrer Pushpa, the role fell in the lap of Rashmika Mandanna.
In past, Sukumar and Samantha Akkineni have worked for the village-based drama Rangasthalam in which mega Power Star Ram Charan played the lead role and the movie was blockbuster at the box office. But this time for Allu Arjun starrer Pushpa, when Sukumar offered the role to Samantha, she politely said no. Then, left with no choice, Sukumar roped in Rashmika for the movie.
Allu Arjun and Rashmika Mandanna movie Pushpa is financed d by Mythri Movie Makers and it has the music by Devi Sri Prasad.