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Vijay Deverakonda Is Shooting In Kashmir This Birthday



Vijay Deverakonda

Telugu superstar Vijay Deverakonda  who turns a year older on May 9  is shooting in Kashmir for his eleventh film with Samantha Ruth Prabhu

Ever since Arjun Reddy Vijay Deverakonda and  I   have been connected. Not that I  empathized with the  film or the character.Neither did he. But its impact reverberated across  the Telugu film industry and  Bollywood  too. Regional cinema remained  no longer regional,as  Vijay  took on the role of a headstrong thoroughly unpleasant doped-out doctor with serious commitment  issues. Hate him or  hate him(no one could love this despicable dude)  Vijay stood fearlessly tall at the centre  of the storm. His performance remains  far ahead  of what Shahid Kapoor did in the  Hindi remake Kabir Singh. As for the Tamil remake,let’s not even  go there.

Vijay followed up Arjun Reddy with Geetha  Govindam(2018). This  was the world of Sooraj Barjatya tinged with a  touch of tender eroticism and defined by  a bustling state  of  constant anxiety about the mating game.And who better equipped  to  project  the exacerbated  anxieties  of  sexual discontent than Vijay Deverakonda? Doing a  fulsome  360-degree about-turn from his role as  the self-consumed  destructive alcoholic-junkie in Arjun Reddy, Deverakonda was  absolutely at home playing a man bewildered  by the circumstances that suddenly appear to co ntrol  his life and  libido.

Taxiwaala  was a breezy blizzard of easy scares and languorous laughter. This mix was  a hit in the Hindi film Stree. It was attempted successfully again, bringing to the fused genre a kind of buoyant eeriness that makes ghosts and spirits non-threatening but not glib or over-casual. There are scenes of spiked hilarity where the actor speaks directly to his car, as though it were a particularly bothersome girlfriend whom he acquired without checking her Adhaar card. Nemesis is just a joyride in this feel-good horror-comedy where Stephen King meets David Dhawan and they both head to see Stree.

Now when Vijay gets ready for his Bollywood debut in Karan Johar’s  Liger he has plenty of  excitement to re-energize  his batteries this birthday.

Vijay  normally doesn’t celebrate birthdays. “I feel very awkward.I feel it’s attention for the wrong reasons.I usually turn off my phone from 12 tonight.As in I didn’t even choose to be born.It’s something my parents decided- to have a kid.Why should I take  any credit for it? I like attention for things I do, like a good film or performance or an interview even.”

Here’s  a thought to  make Vijay’s  fans feel  happy on his  birthday. There may be a sequel to Arjun Reddy. Director Sandeep Reddy Vanga and  Vijay have  discussed it even while they were filming Arjun Reddy.

Says  Vijay,  “There is so much to this character that remains unexplored. We will return to Arjun… at some point for sure.”


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