It is highly unlikely that you have yet not come across the sensation that is Vijay Deverakonda. Somehow, if you have not, maybe watch a movie or two outside of Bollywood? The South actor is the perfect combo of good looks talent. His movie Arjun Reddy was remade as Kabir Singh in Bollywood. Janhvi Kapoor has said on multiple occasions that she has a crush on him. We were yet to hear from Vijay as to which Bollywood star he is a fan of. Turns out, it is Alia Bhatt. World Famous Lover First Look: Vijay Deverakonda's Rugged Avatar Gives Major Arjun Reddy Vibes.
In his latest interview with Vogue, Vijay revealed that he was moved by Zoya Akhtar's film Gully Boy. The movie featuring Ranveer Singh and Alia Bhatt is India's entry to Oscars 2019. Vijay said that he texted Karan Johar, in middle of the night, to give him Alia's contact number. He loved her performance so much that he wanted to send his praises personally. Exclusive: Farhan Akhtar Talks About Campaigning for Gully Boy at Oscars 2019 (Watch Video).
Interestingly, when there was a whole lot of debate going on about Kabir Singh (Arjun Reddy remake), there was one argument that many came up in the movie's defence. Many argued that why people did not have a problem with Alia's character in Gully Boy as much as they had with Kabir Singh.
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In the past, the Indian federation has sent movies like Paheli, Lagaan, Barfi, Newton, Rang De Basanti, Devdas, Peepli Live to name a few. Out of India's submissions in the past, only movies like Mother India, Salaam Bombay, and Lagaan have made it to the final nominations. We have our fingers crossed for Gully Boy.