Pushpa is an upcoming action thriller film under the direction of Sukumar in which Allu Arjun and Rashmika Mandanna will be starring as lead roles along with Prakash Raj and Jagapathi Babu in pivotal roles. Vijay Sethupati enters into the talks to play the role of an antagonist in the film. Mythri Movie Makers is bankrolling the movie with a budget of 250 crores.
The recent buzz is that Sai Pallavi is to share the screen along with the lead roles Allu Arjun and Rashmika, as in the sister of Allu Arjun. The sources close to the project stated: "Sukumar approached Sai Pallavi, and if she gives her nod, she will essay the role of Allu Arjun younger sister in Pushpa."
The movie plot revolves around red sanders smuggling. Sukumar and Allu Arjun duo already collaborated in one of the blockbuster movies 'Arya-Sequel' which is Sukumar's directorial debut. Sukumar personally went for location scouting across Nallamala Forest as the movie set in Rayalaseema and Nellore.
On a career front, Sai Pallavi is working with Rana Daggubati in Virata Parvam under the direction of Venu Udugula. The movie Virata Parvam will revolve around the Maoist movement in the 1990s. In which Sai Pallavi will play a role that's loosely inspired by the folk singer Belli Lalitha. Sai Pallavi is also a part of Naga Chaitanya starer Love Story.