After 'Rangasthalam', Sukumar joined hands with his dear friend Allu Arjun for a rustic rural drama titled 'Pushpa' which is made with a backdrop of red sanders smuggling in Nallamala forest.
As it is tough to shoot in Nallamala forests, the makers planned to shoot in Bangkok but due to unknown reasons the schedule was shifted to Kerala. Sukumar already shot a few key portions in Kerala and right when Allu Arjun was supposed to join the sets, the shootings were canceled due to the virus outbreak.
Though the government gave permissions to restart the shooting, the team reportedly started searching for suitable locations nearby as going long distance may not be safe in the current circumstances. Apparently, the entire team will be filming in the dense Rampachodavaram forest regions in East Godavari district.
Sources say that the art designers are already erecting the necessary sets worth 3 crores in that area. More than 50% of shooting is expected to be done in that region. Devi Sri Prasad is composing the music while Rashmika is the heroine in this film. Allu Arjun's look was revealed a few weeks back and it got a very good response from the audience.