Actor Allu Arjun, who completed 18 years in the Telugu film industry today (March 28), took to Twitter to thank those who have played a role in shaping his career. The mass hero said that it 'feels blessed' every time he thinks about the love that fans have showered on him during his career and indicated that his well-wishers are an inseparable part of his life.
'Bunny' began his career with the K Raghavendra Rao-directed Gangotri and followed in his legendary grandfather Allu Ramalingaiah's footsteps. He subsequently consolidated his standing in the industry with films such as Arya, Parugu, Julayi and Race Gurram. He also received praise for work in Vedam and S/O Satyamurthy.
In 2014, he garnered a fair deal of attention when he essayed a key role in the actioner Yevadu, featuring his cousin actor Ram Charan in the lead.The star also hit the right notes with Duvvada Jagannadham. Many expected the 2018 release Naa Peru Surya to be another gamechanger for him but it failed to live up to expectations.
The 'Stylish Star' soon bounced back with the Sankranti blockbuster Ala Vaikunthapurramuloo, which overpowered Mahesh Babu's Sarileru Neekevvaru at the box office. The Trivikram Srinivas-helmed movie featured Pooja Hegde as the leading lady and marked her second collaboration with Allu Arjun.The cast included Malayalam actor Jayaram, Tabu and Murali Sharma.
Allu Arjun is working on the eagerly-awaited movie Pushpa, a hard-hitting drama about smuggling. The film has piqued the curiosity of fans as it marks the Telugu heartthrob's first collaboration with Rashmika Mandanna, who essays the role of a government official in Sukumar's magnum opus.The film was to feature Mahesh Babu in the lead but that did not happen as 'Prince' opted out of the project due to 'creative differences'.
Pushpa will release in theatres in multiple languages on August 13. Allu Arjun also has a film with ace filmmaker Koratala Siva in his kitty.