Sai Pallavi to replace Rashmika Mandanna in ‘Pushpa 2’?

According to reports, Rashmika Mandanna has been replaced by Sai Pallavi in the sequel of Allu Arjun’s 2021 film ‘Pushpa: The Rise.’

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"4 and many more surprises coming your way."

Rumours of Sai Pallavi replacing Rashmika Mandanna in Pushpa 2: The Rule created a massive buzz on social media recently.

However, later, media reports said that Sai Pallavi is in talks for another character in the upcoming film.

Now, Rashmika Mandanna’s latest social media update has debunked the rumours involving her being replaced in Sukumar’s directorial.

Rashmika Mandanna, recently held an impromptu ‘Ask Me Anything’ session to interact with fans on a personal level on social media.

It was during the candid chat session that the actor mentioned the names of some of her upcoming projects and the list included Pushpa 2.

A fan asked Rashmika about her ‘next movie update’ and the actor quickly responded:

“4 and many more surprises coming your way. Varisu, Mission Majnu, Pushpa 2: The Rule, and Animal.”

She also captioned this response with a picture of herself getting ready for an event in a stunning white saree.

While Rashmika Mandanna played the role of Allu Arjun’s love interest Srivalli in the first part of the film, there is news doing the rounds that Sai Pallavi has been approached to play the actor’s sister in the sequel film.

According to a report, filmmaker Sukumar will seemingly introduce a strong tribal girl character in Pushpa 2 and is considering Sai Pallavi to play the role.

Her segment will be about 20 minutes long, and if the actor denies playing the part, the makers are also said to be considering Aishwarya Rajesh for the role.

However, neither the makers nor Sai Pallavi has confirmed nor denied the reports yet.

The first part of Pushpa: The Rise was released in 2021.

The film was about the rise of the smuggling syndicate of red sandalwood, a rare wood that grows only in the hills of Andhra Pradesh.

The film portrayed a low-wage labourer rising to dominate the smuggling syndicate.

The film also features Fahadh Faasil playing the role of a police officer.

Faasil is introduced only at the end of the film and will be seen in part 2.

The sequel is likely to hit the big screens in 2023, but the release date has not been disclosed by the makers yet.

On the work front, Rashmika, who made her Bollywood debut with Amitabh Bachchan’s Goodbye, will be seen in her second Hindi film Mission Majnu, co-starring Sidharth Malhotra.

The film is set to hit the theatres on January 19.

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