Rather than the rush to its release Dear Comrade, Telugu superstar Vijay Devarkonda’s new almost-ready-for-release film is now being pushed forward by two months.
And with good reason.
A source close to the development informs, “If Vijay wants he can still make it on time for the May-end release. But he wants to spend more time on post-production and then on a promotions so that Dear Comrade turns out to be the blockbuster that it is expected to. Plus, this is Vijay’s first in four South Indian languages Telugu, Tamil, Kannada and Malayalam. It’s a time-taking process to get the dubbing right in all the languages.”
Significantly Vijay has been sitting on the editing, background music and all the other post-production work of Dear Comrade. It is more likely than unlikely that will direct a film soon.
Eerlier Vijay Deverakonda and Rashmika Mandanna had come under controversy for a kiss scene shown in the teaser trailer. Commentators on social media voiced their concern naming Deverakonda the 'Emraan Hashmi' of Telugu cinema. Vijay had responded saying: “Vijay never expected the twitterati to go into a rant over a harmless kiss. While he is used to raising hackles and eyebrows with his unorthodox films roles and attitude, Vijay is appalled to find his co-star being targeted with unflattering comments. Dear Comrade has several moments of intimacy between Vijay and Radhika. Now he is in two minds as to how to deal with the intimacy quotient in Dear Comrade because he doesn’t want his leading lady to be targeted.”
Watch the teaser here.