Movies vs Reality! Man tries to smuggle red sandalwood in Allu Arjun's 'Pushpa' style; arrested

WION Web Team
New Delhi, India Updated: Feb 04, 2022, 03:50 PM(IST)

Everything to know about red sandalwood featured in Allu Arjun’s ‘Pushpa' ? Photograph:( Twitter )

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'Pushpa: The Rise' is set against the backdrop of red sandalwood smuggling, follows the story of a wager Pushpa Raj, who rises from being a normal wager to the leader of a high-profile smuggling gang.

Movies always made a huge influence on our real life and believe it or not, so many people get inspired by them, no matter it's good or bad. 

The latest story which is all over the internet is how Allu Arjun’s super hit movie 'Pushpa' inspired a smuggler. Yes! A Bangaluru man allegedly tried to smuggle red sandalwood in the filmy style. 

As the smuggling was done in real life so it didn't go like the movie and the man was arrested by police in Maharashtra, India. 

Also read: What is red sandalwood? Everything to know about the ‘endangered’ timber featured in Allu Arjun’s ‘Pushpa'

The accused was trying to smuggle sandalwood while he was travelling via the Karnataka-Andhra border.

A Bengaluru-based driver identified as Yaseen Inayatullah, who was inspired by movies, was trying to smuggle sandalwood while he was travelling via the Indian states Karnataka-Andhra Pradesh border.

After he crossed the border, Maharashtra police nabbed him. As per the reports, the police seized the sandalwood worth Rs 2.45 crore along with his truck worth Rs 10 lakh.

The film, which is set against the backdrop of red sandalwood smuggling, follows the story of a wager Pushpa Raj, who rises from being a normal wager to the leader of a high-profile smuggling gang with his sharp and clever techniques. In the Pushpa movie, actor Allu Arjun brings out the new idea and smuggle it by loading the truck with sandalwood and later milk. 

Also read: What makes 'Pushpa The Rise' the most successful Indian film during a pandemic? Trade experts speak

The accused Yaseen copied the same trick by loading the truck with red sandalwood and placing fruits and vegetable boxes on top of that. He also pasted a sticker of COVID-19 essential products on his truck. 

Meanwhile, Allu Arjun and Rashmika Mandanna starrer 'Pushpa: The Rise' is unstoppable! The movie arrived in the theatres on December 17 and has been dominating the box office ever since.

The action drama has garnered a lot of attention and praise from fans as well as critics, and the movies action, songs and dialogue are the new internet obsession. 

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