Eluru said that Allu Arjun tested positive for Covid-19 during the film’s shoot break. “We had stopped shooting a few days before Allu Arjun tested positive for Covid-19. We are awaiting the actor’s recovery and hope to resume filming in mid-May,” he said.
Written and directed by Sukumar, the film also stars Rashmika Mandanna in the lead role. The makers of Pushpa announced in March that Fahadh Faasil, the National Award-winning Malayalam actor, will be part of the film. The film will release on August 13 in five languages. While the film will be shot separately in Malayalam and Telugu, dubbed versions will be released in Tamil, Kannada, and Hindi.
I have tested positive for Covid. I have isolated myself.
I request those who have come in contact with me to get tested.
I request all my well wishers and fans not to worry as I am doing fine . Stay home, stay safe . pic.twitter.com/CAiKD6LzzP
— Allu Arjun (@alluarjun) April 28, 2021
Earlier, in a conversation with Silverscreen India, Eluru had said that the film is an action thriller and is set against the backdrop of smuggling of red sandalwood. ” It is loosely based on true events. However, the film has added drama elements, family emotions to its storyline,” he had said.
పుష్ప പുഷ്പ புஷ்பா ಪುಷ್ಪ पुष्पा pic.twitter.com/45lAfSpWyt
— Mythri Movie Makers (@MythriOfficial) January 28, 2021
According to a report by The Indian Express, so far no other members of the cast and crew have tested positive for the virus.
Pushpa is produced by Naveen Yerneni and Y Ravi Shankar under the banner Mythri Movie Makers. While Devi Sri Prasad is composing the film’s music, Miroslaw Kuba Brozek is the cinematographer, with Karthika Srinivas as the editor.
Allu Arjun has a slew of projects in the pipeline, including the untitled project with filmmaker Koratala Siva. He will also be seen in Icon, which is being directed by Sriram Venu.