I love Parvathy and admire her work but I dislike people in social media celebrating at my cost: Vijay Deverakonda
‘Arjun Reddy’ continues to be at the eye of the storm. Talks around the alleged glorification of toxic masculinity and normalizing of abusive relationships in the film have been going on for a long time now. After the recent Film Companion round table discussion, the same old talks have once again gone sprouted up.
Malayalam actress Parvathy has been getting praise from netizens across the country for calling out ‘Arjun Reddy’ right in front of its lead actor Vijay Deverakonda during the FC interview. There is also the other section of the people who stand by the latter and his film. Evidently, there is a lot of talk going on about the film which seems to have irked Deverakonda.
In a session held at the ongoing International Film Festival of India (IFFI) Goa, the actor seemed not very happy with the discussions regarding the same in social medias. He is quoted saying, “I’m very irritated right now. I can’t keep it in and I want to take it out. If I continue to keep it in, it will become a tumour inside me.”
Elaborating on why he is irritated, he said, “I’m normally very understanding. I give people the benefit of doubt. I saw that there was a genuine angst and genuine intention behind these questions. But these people don’t know what they are talking about. I feel they are very misplaced. I didn’t mind the question. I love Parvathy. I admire her work. What irritates me is the social media and media ‘hadavidi’. People go nuts. They don’t know what they are talking about. I dislike that people are celebrating at my cost. That’s my issue. I don’t care what you think of the film (‘Arjun Reddy’), misogyny or the interview.” (sic)