Tollywood star Allu Arjun has garnered a significant following in the Hindi belt after his latest film Pushpa: The Rise was a smash hit. And it raises the obvious questions about whether he would make an all-Hindi film to cater to the newfound fans in North India. And even the star seems open to the idea of working in Hindi films if the need arises.
“Acting in Hindi is a bit out of my comfort zone right now, but as soon as there’s a requirement I’ll give it my all,” Allu Arjun told India Today. He was recently interviewed for the magazine’s cover story.
Pushpa: The Rise was released to sold out houses in southern India during the Christmas holiday last year. The Hindi version of the film cost around Rs 3 crore at opening, surprising expectations of many trade experts. The Hindi version did exceptional business on single screens across North India and became a sensation through large word of mouth audiences. The film eventually amassed a collection of more than Rs 108 crore on the North Circuit at a time when even films by Bollywood’s biggest stars were struggling to break even at the local box office.
Pushpa’s success contributed to the ongoing existential crisis of Bollywood, which is struggling to understand the rapidly evolving tastes of film audiences. After Pushpa, Hindi-dubbed versions of RRR by SS Rajamouli and KGF: Chapter 2 by Prashanth Neel broke box office records in North India.
Allu Arjun is now preparing to join the sets of the sequel to Pushpa: The Rise, titled Pushpa: The Rule. It also stars Fahadh Faasil as the main villain.
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