During a recent chat with a leading daily, actor Vijay Deverakonda—who has become the heartthrob of Telugu cinema thanks to ‘Arjun Reddy’—spoke about his personal life and made some revelations along the way. Talking about his college days in Hyderabad, he said that he used to pretend to be a Tuluva from Mangaluru as his Telugu wasn’t very good then.
“Back in college in Hyderabad, I had masqueraded as a Tuluva from Mangaluru to escape from being made fun of for not speaking fluent Telugu. I spent my growing years at a boarding school in Puttaparthi, where we used to only converse in English. When I returned to Hyderabad, my Telugu wasn’t very good. My college mates used to often pull my leg about it, so, one day I told them, ‘I’m a Tulu guy from Mangaluru and this is all the Telugu I can manage.” he added.
Besides this, Vijay also touched upon his love for sea food and said that he used to gorge on numerous delicacies while shooting for ‘Arjun Reddy’.
“I am sea food lover and I had a gastronomic treat every single day. From crabs to fish, sukka to kori rotti, I ate it all,” he added.
Well, we must say that these are some cool revelations and are bound to make fans love him even more.
On a related note, ‘Arjun Reddy’ was a black comedy-drama and created a buzz amongst fans thanks to its bold content. In it, Vijay was seen alongside Shalini Pandey and received rave reviews for his performance.