R Madhavan denies reports of playing the antagonist in Allu Arjun’s “Pushpa”

Allu Arjun’s rustic-actioner “Pushpa” is prepping up to go on floors very soon and there is no update regarding the actor who will lock horns with the Stylish Star. Kollywood star Vijay Sethupathi was initially supposed to play the antagonist, but due to clash of dates, he had to walk out from the big-budget project. Recently, speculations went rife that pan-Indian heartthrob Madhavan has been approached for the concerned role in the Sukumar directorial.

Responding to a similar post on Twitter, Madhavan said that there is no truth in the news. The 50-year-old actor is presently looking forward to the release of ‘Nishabdham’ on October 2nd in which he plays the role of an international cello artist. Initially planned as a silent film, the suspense-thriller features an ensemble star cast like Anushka Shetty, Michael Madsen, Anjali, Shalini Pandey, Subbaraju and Srinivasa Avasarala in pivotal roles. While the plot of the crossover film revolves around a murder mystery and a haunted house, Anushka will be seen as an auditory challenged artist named Sakshi.

Besides this film, Madhavan has wrapped up his directorial debut “Rocketry: The Nambi Effect” and the Tamil film ‘Maara’ before the lockdown itself. Rocketry is a biographical drama based on the life of Nambi Narayanan, a former scientist and aerospace engineer of the Indian Space Research Organisation (ISRO) who was falsely accused of espionage in 1994. Besides directing the film, Madhavan is also the producer and screenwriter.