Arjun Reddy changed people’s perspective on me, says Vijay Deverakonda
Tollywood’s young sensation Vijay Deverakonda is excited about his multi-lingual upcoming movie ‘Dear Comrade’. In an interview with Mathrubhumi, the Arjun Reddy star opened up about his journey as an actor and individual.
In the movie ‘Arjun Reddy’. Vijay played the character of a doctor who gets addicted to alcohol and drugs following a break up with his girlfriend. Vijay’s role as a troubled young man in the movie was criticised as glorifying negative character.
Talking about the movie, Vijay stated that people’s perspective on him changed a lot after the movie.
“I get irritated when even people who are close to me treat me differently after watching the movie. I was just doing my job. My life was normal after Arjun Reddy. But the world around me changed a lot as they made a new opinion on me,” said Vijay.
Vijay also expressed happiness over his huge fans from Kerala and other southern states.
“Dear Comrade is basically a Telugu movie. But I decided to dub it into Tamil, Kannada and Malayalam considering my audience. Geetha Govindam and Arjun Reddy have got good reviews from Kerala, Karnataka and Tamil Nadu. So I wanted to give an option to my audience to watch the movie in their language, said Vijay.
Being a progressive person, Vijay stated that he wanted to see everyone happy. He noted that he will try to do his part for the welfare of the people apart from acting.
Responding about his statement on arrogance, the actor stated that he don’t mind being myself.
“ I don’t have to agree with everyone. The world wants you in a particular way. They will like you when you fit in to their behaviour like a boss wants an employee. I was to do the things which are comfortable for me. I hate to be told what to do and what not to do. But people perceive such responses as arrogance,” said Vijay.
His upcoming movie Dear Comrade will be released in Tamil, Telugu, Kannada and Malayalam on July 26.