Okay With Misrepresentation, Don’t Like Lies: Vijay Deverakonda

“I like the chaos around a release, good or bad,” says Deverakonda.

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Actor Vijay Deverakonda has made news for the roles he has played on screen and also for his opinions shared with the media. The actor drew heavy criticism recently when he spoke in favour of an autocratic regime and also remarked how everyone must not be allowed to vote.

Talking to The Quint about his choice of films and the criticism his character 'Arjun Reddy' drew, Deverakonda says, "I read a lot of opinions that were sent to me and I feel that's okay. If you meet a guy like Arjun Reddy you are bound to feel a certain way. If you meet me, there will be people who will like me and there will be people who won't."

But does social media criticism affect his selection of characters? The actor says, "No, fortunately, or unfortunately. It doesn't."

When asked about why he gets trolled on social media, Vijay replies, "You need to be a Vijay Deverakonda to have so much written about you. I say something to two film critics who are friends of mine and that makes headline. I am okay with the trade-offs of being an actor."


With Kriti Sanon and Vijay Deverakonda as the face of the Breezer Vivid Shuffle this year, the festival aims to provide India’s hip-hop enthusiasts an avenue to celebrate the dance forms and showcase their talent. It has grown to be the ultimate platform for these individuals to express and translate their own stories.

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