Arjun Reddy actor Vijay Deverakonda has been irked by the support that Malayalam actor Parvathy Thiruvothu has been receiving from fans after she criticised the film for glorifying misogyny and toxic masculinity.
“I am very irritated right now. I can't keep it in and I want to take it out. If I will keep it in, it will become a tumour inside me,” he said during a session at the International Film Festival of India. He added,
“I dislike that people are celebrating at my cost. That’s my issue. I don’t care what you think of the film, misogyny or the interview.”Vijay Deverakonda, Actor
Deverakonda and Parvathy were part of a roundtable interview with Anupama Chopra, which also featured Alia Bhatt, Deepika Padukone, Ranveer Singh, Vijay Sethupathi and Manoj Bajpayee. During the show, Parvathy critised Arjun Reddy and its Hindi remake Kabir Singh, saying that it “had the visual grammar of glorification”. “We can watch a tragedy and leave it there, without feeling inspired to follow it. Whereas if you’re telling there is no passion in a relationship without slapping each other and I see the comments on YouTube where people are resonating and engaging with that, there is also, you can see, engaging with that in a massive, mob-like manner. Where you’re inciting violence, that’s kind of murky,” she said.
Twitter users praised the actor for speaking out about the films despite Vijay Deverakonda being part of the show.
Explaining why he is irritated, he said: “I am normally very understanding. I give people the benefit of doubt. I saw that there was a genuine angst and genuine intention behind these questions. But these people don't know what they are talking about.” He added,
“I feel they are very misplaced. I didn’t mind the question. I love Parvathy. I admire her work. What irritates me is the social media and media ‘hadavidi’. People go nuts. They don’t know what they are talking about.”Vijay Deverakonda