Tollywood star Allu Arjun’s next film with director Sukumar went on the floors on Wednesday following a customary puja in Hyderabad. Arjun’s dad Allu Aravind and director Koratala Siva were also present along with the main cast and crew of the film.
Rashmika Mandanna, however, had to give the launch event a miss due to her prior work commitments. “Sorry couldn’t make it to the pooja ceremony because of shoots but looking forward to and excited (sic),” she tweeted.
After making a name for herself in the Kannada film industry, Rashmika is actively trying to widen her base by exploring work opportunities in other film industries. She made her debut on Tollywood with Chalo and followed it with a hit romantic comedy Geetha Govindam, which was one of the highest-grossing films in Telugu of 2018. This year she was also seen in Devadas and Dear Comrade. Besides the Allu Arjun starrer, she is also sharing screen space with Mahesh Babu in Sarileru Neekevvaru.
AA20 Pooja . 3rd time with my darling Sukku . DSP special combo always . Hoping to create a magic again . Thank you Koratala Shiva garu , Surender Reddy Garu & Allu Arvind garu (dad) and all other guests for gracing the occasion. Thank you Mythri Movies & Muttamsetty Media . pic.twitter.com/HazJcDNqJz
— Allu Arjun (@alluarjun) October 30, 2019
Meanwhile, the regular shooting of Sukumar’s upcoming film will commence soon. It is said that the film is set in the backdrop of red sandalwood smuggling in Seshachalam forest. It’s worth noting that Sukumar’s directorial debut Arya (2004), which was also written by him, gave the first major solo break to Arjun. Five years later, he did a sequel to the film, Arya 2, with Arjun again, which was also successful.
Cinematographer Miraslow Cuba Brozek, who shot Nani’s recent film Gang Leader, will also shoot the Allu Arjun starrer.
Arjun is now busy shooting for director Trivikram’s Ala Vaikuntapuramlo. The forthcoming film is Arjun’s third collaboration with Trivikram after hits like Julai (2012) and S/O Satyamurthy (2015).
After completing Sukumar’s untitled film, the Arya star will join the sets of director Sriram Venu for Sri Venkateswara Creations. The project has been titled Icon.