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Vijay Deverakonda On His Link Ups: “They Think I Am Arjun Reddy”



Telugu superstar  Vijay Deverakonda  is  neither exasperated  not flattered  by the latest linkup stories  with  his Dear Comrade co-star Rashmika Mandana.

He is plainly amused  by these whispered  suggestions of  romance.

Says  Vijay, “Every time I  do a film there are link-up stories  with my  co-star. People seem  to forget I am not Arjun Reddy  in real life.”

He refers to his  over-promiscuous  philandering character in  Sandeep Vanga’s Arjun Reddy a  film  which   spawned  a blockbuster  offshoot in Hindi recently.

“A  lot  of people  out there still  associate me with Arjun’s character. But that was just acting where  is  the  time  to romance  in my life?”  asks Vijay, not unreasonably as he has  been shooting and thereafter promoting Dear Comrade  non-stop.

“Sometimes I get  as little sleep  as three  hours  and sometimes  not even that. It’s been a wild  rollercoaster  ride. But a joyride. I wouldn’t exchange  the  journey so far  for anything in  the world.”

Vijay feels Dear Comrade is his most special film  to date. “It  kind of sums  up the  journey that I’ve undertaken so far. It is a comprehensive  decisive  film.And  I’m very proud  of it.”

The  staggering shocking collections of Puri  Jagganath’s Ismart Shankar has created an upbeat  mood in the Telugu film industry. The week before that  the Samantha Akkeneni swap story  Oh Baby  also did well.“It’s a good time  to be an actor. There is  no limit to what one  can  do in Indian cinema  today.Which is why I never repeat myself,”  says Vijay

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