“Welcoming #FahadhFaasil on board for the biggest face-off,” read the announcement from Mythri Movie Makers. Now, rumours are rife that Fahadh is pocketing big bucks for starring in the rustic action thriller.
Apparently, the acclaimed actor is charging around Rs 5 crores for Pushpa. This surely is a whopping remuneration for a regional actor. Given Fahadh Faasil’s impeccable acting skills and the following he enjoys down south, the big fat paycheck he will be receiving is very much apt.
Also, Fahadh’s inclusion will greatly boost Pushpa’s box office prospects in the Kerala market. The film’s canvas will get bigger with his addition.
Initially, Vijay Sethupathi was supposed to play the antagonist in Pushpa but he opted out later, citing the issue of the date. After much contemplation, the makers finally zeroed in on Fahadh Faasil and bought him on-board for the project.
Pushpa is billed to be a rustic action thriller with red sandalwood smuggling backdrop. Allu Arjun will be seen as a lorry cleaner in the Sukumar directorial. Rashmika Mandanna is playing Allu Arjun‘s love interest in the film.
Mythri Movie Makers are funding the project and it is gearing up to hit the silver screens on the 13th of August this year.