Allu Arjun whose last release Pushpa: The Rise was a box office success, met filmmaker Sanjay Leela Bhansali at his office in Mumbai on Monday. A clip of Arjun leaving his car and walking into Bhansali’s office has surfaced on social media. Several fans have now been asking if the meeting was about a potential collaboration between Arjun and Bhansali on a new project. Meanwhile, some argued that it could just be a courtesy meeting.
Arjun who will soon begin work on the second part of Pushpa: The Rule, apparently spent a few hours with Sanjay Leela Bhansali at the latter’s office. Fans soon started speculating the reason behind the meeting. One wrote, “So it’s official now. Bhansali sir doing Chhatrapati Shivaji biopic with @AlluArjun.” Another asked: “New Hindi film?.” A third one wrote: “Can’t wait for this combo.”
Arjun was last seen in Pushpa, in which he played a lorry driver cum sandalwood smuggler. The film grossed over ₹300 crores worldwide and minted over ₹100 crores from its dubbed Hindi version alone. Originally shot in Telugu, the movie was dubbed and released in Hindi, Tamil, Malayalam, and Kannada. It’s the first film for Allu Arjun to have a simultaneous release in five languages.
The makers have confirmed that the second part will be released in cinemas in December 2022. Titled, Pushpa: The Rule, the second part will focus on the face-off between Allu Arjun and Fahadh Faasil, who was introduced as the antagonist towards the end of the first part. Produced by Mythri Movie Makers, the film has music by Devi Sri Prasad. The film also stars Rashmika Mandanna and Sunil among others.