When Vijay Deverakonda revealed how the character of Arjun Reddy ‘exhausted’ him

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Sandeep Reddy Vanga’s Arjun Reddy turned out to be a game-changer in Vijay Deverakonda’s career. Apart from south, the actor garnered pan-India recognition due to its dubbed -Hindi version. While he received accolades and awards for his performance, he earlier revealed that it was exhausting experience for him while shooting for that character. In an interview with The News Minute in 2017, Vijay said, “It sapped me. Exhausted the hell out of me. I had to be constantly probing into the darkest areas of my consciousness, digging out feelings and tapping into emotions I had never touched in myself.” Also Read – Nayanthara and Ramya Krishnan lose a hefty amount in an illegal real estate scam?

Despite the stardom, his last two films World Famous Lover and Dear Comrade failed to create magic at the box office. Opening about the failure of World Famous Lover, he told senior journalist Rajeev Masand that the film was very good on paper but it didn’t work out during the execution. “The film was amazing on paper. But we fuc*ed it up as far as the execution is concerned. I was excited when I had heard the story,” said Vijay. Talking about Dear Comrade, he added, “The story completely flips in the second half and people were not prepared for it.” Also Read – Are Prabhas, Mahesh Babu, Thalapathy Vijay and other south celebs more popular than Hindi stars?

Talking about Vijay’s upcoming film Fighter, the Hindi version of the film is presented by Karan Johar under his banner Dharma Productions. According to Mumbai Mirror, Vijay Deverakonda underwent hardcore training and followed a strict diet to prepare for his character. The Geetha Govindam star also visited Thailand to learn mixed martial arts and various other fight forms. In the film, Deverakonda will be seen flaunting six-pack abs. Apart from Vijay, Fighter will also feature Ananya Panday, Ronit Roy and Baahubali star Ramya Krishnan in pivotal roles. Talking about the film, Ronit informed a leading daily, “It is a pan-India action film that will feature a lot of mixed martial arts and will be shot extensively in the next six months. The film is directed by Puri Jagannadh, who is known for delivering blockbusters like Badri, Pokiri, Desamuduru, Neninthe, Golimaar, Businessman, Temper, Iddarammayilatho and others. The film is expected hit the screens in 2021. So, are you excited for this venture? Also Read – #BLBestOf6: Ala Vaikunthapurramuloo, Sarileru Neekevvaru, Bheeshma: Vote for the best South film trailer of 2020 so far

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