Mahesh Babu was supposed to play Pushpa Raj's role in Pushpa The Rise

Mahesh Babu rejected as he did not want to experiment with a mass role

Samantha was supposed to play Rashmika's role in Pushpa. She was occupied with a web series so turned down the offer


Disha Patani was approached to perform Samantha's Oo Antava Oo Antava in Pushpa The Rise

Nora Fatehi missed a chance to make her Telugu debut. She was said to be the first choice to dance for Oo Antava song

Vijay Sethupathi also rejected Sukumar's offer of playing the cop character, portrayed by Fahadh Faasil in Pushpa The Rise