It is not news that Telugu star Allu Arjun enjoys an impressive fan following in Kerala. Arjun is one of the few non-Malayali actors to have garnered such a massive fan base.
Dubbed versions of most of his films manage to record decent openings at the Kerala Box Office. The Malayalam-dubbed version of his last offering, Yodhavu, minted over Rs 7 crore at the Kerala Box Office. Among his fans in Kerala, he is fondly known as Mallu Arjun.
Recently, at a launch event in Cochin, the Telugu actor revealed that he looked up to Salman Khan and Ilayathalapathy Vijay. The actor told a leading daily:
"Initially, I was a SRK fan. But it keeps changing by time. Off-late I have been seeing Salman Khan films and now he is my favourite Bollywood star. I'm also a fan of Ilayathalapathy Vijay as well. I have seen his films, Thuppakki and Kaththi. All his films have mass elements, which are very similar to my films and I love mass films".
On the work front, Allu Arjun has signed Hari Shankar's upcoming film, opposite Mohenjo Daro actress Pooja Hegde.