Aishwarya Rai Bachchan Was The Reason Why Vijay Deverakonda Got To Know Of Tulu
Vijay Deverakonda is currently riding high with the success of his latest released flick ‘Arjun Reddy’. The flick has been shot extensively in Mangaluru. The actor has a connection with the place much before he came here for shooting the film. In a recent interview, Vijay opened up about his fondness for the place.
Sharing an incident, Vijay said, "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.' Had I told them I was a Tamilian or a Kannadiga, they'd have found out. I was confident that there were no Tulu folks in college, so I got away with this theory well until I finished college".
He further confessed that Aishwarya Rai Bachchan was the reason why he got to know of Mangaluru and a language as niche as Tulu. On a related note, Arjun Reddy will also be made in Kannada. Filmmaker Rockline Venkatesh will make the Kannada remake of the film.
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