Rumors of Allu Arjuna’s upcoming film Icon being shelved have surfaced again. Even three years after the announcement, the makers have yet to give an update on the progress of the project, leading to a lot of speculation. The film was announced in 2019 and was touted as a comeback vehicle for Arjun, whose previous film Naa Peru Surya, Naa Illu India had failed at the box office at the time.
After the box office failure of Naa Peru Surya, Naa Illu India, actor Pushpa has taken his sweet time to complete his other projects. So the icon created a lot of hype when it was announced. And three years later, it seems that the film is far from going on floors.
Allu Arjun is said to have had a falling out with Icon director Sriram Venu and the two have unresolved creative differences. However, the official update of the movie is awaited. Venu is known for Middle Class Abbayi (MCA) which had Nani in the lead role.
Allu Arjun is currently basking on the success of Pushpa: The Rise. The film released in 2021 to packed houses and created a storm across the country. It marked Allu Arjun’s third collaboration with director Sukumar, who played a very pivotal role in cementing the actor’s stardom with films like Arya and Arya 2.
Allu Arjun will soon be joining the sets of Pushpa’s sequel, Pushpa: The Rule. The film should hit theaters next year. It also stars Rashmika Mandanna and Fahadh Faasil in lead roles.