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Pushpa: Fahadh Faasil to Make His Debut in Telugu Films, Will be Seen as an Antagonist Opposite Allu Arjun

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Fahadh Faasil, the National Film Award winner who predominantly works in the Malayalam film industry, will be making his debut in Telugu films with the upcoming film Pushpa, the makers of the film announced on social media on Sunday.


Fahadh, who was last seen in the 2020 Malayalam film C U Soon, will be playing the antagonist in Pushpa. It will also star Allu Arjun and Rashmika Mandanna in their maiden collaboration. The film is an action thriller and is set against the backdrop of the smuggling of erra chandanam (red sandalwood). It is loosely based on true events.

Speaking to Silverscreen India, the film’s publicity manager Madhu said, “The shooting is currently in its second leg and is taking place in Hyderabad. The team previously shot in Kerala, Tenkasi [in Tamil Nadu], and forest areas of Maredumilli near Rajahmundry in Andhra Pradesh. About 70% of shooting is left to be done. The team is shooting in a single stretch with only a few days of gap.”

Pushpa, which is set to release in theatres on August 13, will release in five languages. While the film will be shot separately in Malayalam and Telugu, dubbed versions will be released in Tamil, Kannada, and Hindi. In January, the team had shot in the forest areas of Maredumilli near Rajahmundry in Andhra Pradesh.

Written and directed by Sukumar, the film is produced by Naveen Yerneni and Y Ravi Shankar under the banner of Mythri Movie Makers. Music is composed by Devi Sri Prasad and Karthika Srinivas is in charge of editing. Miroslaw Kuba Brozek and Jani Master are the cinematographer and choreographer, respectively.

Meanwhile, Fahadh will also be featuring in Irul, an upcoming Malayalam murder mystery film set to premiere on Netflix on April 2. The actor also has political thriller Malik, which will release theatrically on May 13 on the occasion of Eid.

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