It’s been over a month since Allu Arjun’s Pushpa: The Rise hit the theatres and it still continues to set records at the box office. According to the latest report, the Hindi version of Pushpa: The Rise has crossed the Rs 100 crore-mark at the box office in India. This is indeed a huge milestone for a regional film in the Bollywood trade circuit. Pushpa is streaming on Amazon Prime Video but still remains unstoppable in theatres.
Allu Arjun’s Pushpa: The Rise was released in theatres on December 17 in five languages across the globe. The film grossed over Rs 300 crore at the worldwide box office and is still running successfully in selected theatres across the country.
On January 31, trade analyst Ramesh Bala took to Twitter to reveal that the Hindi version of Pushpa: The Rise has collected Rs 100 crore at the box office in India. This is a phenomenal achievement for a Telugu film to conquer the Bollywood market.
He pointed out that Rajinikanth and Prabhas are the two stars who have Rs 100 crore-grossers to their credit. Now, Allu Arjun has joined the list. His tweet read, “With #PushpaHindi hitting the Rs 100 cr NBOC mark, Icon Star @alluarjun joins an exclusive club of South Stars – #Prabhas and #Superstar @rajinikanth – who have done Rs 100 Cr NBOC in Hindi (sic).”
Directed by Sukumar, Pushpa: The Rise follows the story of Pushpa Raj, a red sandalwood smuggler. The first part sheds light on Pushpa Raj’s struggle from being a daily labourer to becoming the head of a smuggling syndicate. Now, Allu Arjun is waiting to resume work for the second part titled, Pushpa: The Rule.
In an interview, actress Rashmika Mandanna revealed that the shooting for the second part will commence in March. The gangster drama also features Fahadh Faasil in the lead role.