‘Sai Pallavi all set to replace Rashmika for Pushpa 2?’; Sukumar’s ‘Unthinkable’ option

Sai Pallavi is all set to enter the Pushpa franchise and there are huge chances that she might replace Rashmika Mandanna.

Sai Pallavi to replace Rashmika?

Ever since rumors of Sai Pallavi joining Allu Arjun starrer Pushpa: The Rule made headlines, fans were wondering if they will be replacing her with the leading actress Rashmika Mandanna. Since September there were reports that Sukumar and his team have approached the Rowdy Baby actress to join the Pushpa franchise. There was no official confirmation of the same but rumors were rife that she will be introduced as a new character in Pushpa 2.


For some time, Rashmika, who is seen donning the character of Srivalli, Allu Arjun’s love interest, was making headlines for all the infamous reasons. According to reports, Mandanna was told to be banned from the Kannada film industry as she apparently disrespected the industry.

So it should be comprehended that Sukumar is not looking to take any risk and hence this conclusion would have taken.

The reality

But, the latest we hear is Sai Pallavi won’t replace Rashmika Mandanna but will be introduced as a new character. The Maari 2 actress will step into the shoes of Allu Arjun’s on-screen sister but is yet to give her nod on the same. It is said that her character will see her opting for an unglamorous role.


According to the Siasat report, “Speculations are rife that the team has approached Sai Pallavi for the role of Allu Arjun’s sister character in Pushpa: The Rule. If she gives her approval for the story, Sukumar is ready to get her on board. It is said that the director has created a strong and memorable tribal girl character for the film. The whole crew thinks that only Sai Pallavi can do justice to her part in the film. Sukumar believes that Sai Pallavi will perform impressively in the unglamorous role.”

The report further reveals that fans will see Sai Pallavi and Allu Arjun sharing the screen space for approximately 20 minutes. However, the makers are still waiting for Pallavi’s approval. It is being said if in case Sai declines the offer, they already have Aishwarya Rajesh, as a backup for the same role.