With Shahid Kapoor doing what looks like an encore of Vijay Deverakonda’s Arjun ‘Rowdy’ Reddy act from the Telugu original, there is a clamour from audiences across India to see what the original did in comparison with the remake. Suddenly, non-Telugu speaking audiences want to know who Vijay is and what his take is on the obnoxious alcoholic doctor-loverboy’s role that he portrayed with such spectacular success in the 2017 starrer. Especially now that Shahid Kapoor has done what looks like a carbon copy of Vijay in Kabir Singh.
Says Vijay, “I haven’t seen Kabir Singh yet as I was shooting in France. I came back to Hyderabad just a couple of days ago and have been down with a viral fever since then. But I will catch it soon. I’m most curious to see what my friend and director Sandeep Vanga has done with the original story in the remake.”
Vijay confesses that doing the remake was never an option for him, “I can never do a remake. I wouldn’t know what to do with it. I truly admire actors who do the same story in two or more languages.” Since Arjun Reddy, Vijay has been a part of such successful films as Geetha Govindam, Nota and Taxiwala. The actor is now looking forward to the release of his next film, Dear Comrade.
“We’ve all poured our heart and soul into it. Dear Comrade is a completely different world from Arjun Reddy,” says Vijay....