Vijay Deverakonda: ‘Why Question the Kissing in Dear Comrade?’

Vijay Deverakonda: ‘Why Question the Kissing in Dear Comrade?’

Vijay Deverakonda also revealed he never said that he wouldn’t watch Kabir Singh. Read his clarification here!
Vijay Deverakonda: ‘Why Question the Kissing in Dear Comrade?’
Vijay Deverakonda

Falling victim to the current obsession with  click-baiting, Telugu star Vijay Deverakonda has been misquoted in sections  of the media  where he is heard vehemently opposing the  idea of watching  Kabir Singh, the  Hindi remake of Deverakonda’s  Arjun Reddy. Says  Vijay, “I never said, ‘Why should I  see Kabir Singh?’  I said, ‘I didn’t want watch because it is a story that  I’ve done and I know. I’ve lived with it for two years. Nothing for me to watch. I  just wanted  my friend Sandeep Vanga’s film  to be  a massive blockbuster, and  it is. So done.’  These were  my words. They have been torn out of context  twisted and contorted to make  me sound arrogant.”

Vijay is currently promoting his new film Dear  Comrade which  opens on July 26. It’s being dubbed into several South Indian languages. But not  in Hindi.

Vijay explains, “It  is a story  that lends itself effectively to the South Indian  culture and ethos. There was a  proposal  to dub it into Hindi. But I shot it down. I’d like to reach out to the  Hindi-speaking audience. But  not with this one (Dear Comrade). The subject and  the  cultural references have to be  right.”

The  actor who  catapulted  to  superstardom with  Arjun Reddy  has had an unbroken string of hits since then, says he  is not  happy  being asked about the kissing sequences in Dear Comrade. “Firstly, why are  they called lip-locks?  It makes the experience sound so clinical and  emotionless. A  kiss is  an expression of  love, just as tears are an expression of  unhappiness and  dancing is an expression  of  joy. Nobody asks how many times I dance or cry in Dear Comrade. Why question the kissing?”

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