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Interview with Vijay Devarakonda
Date: 6 July 2012, Hyderabad
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My father was a TV serial director when I was born. My seniors started ragging me when I went to school for the 1st standard. When I told them that my father is a TV director, they became friends with me. That is when I realised the value of director and the value of cinema/TV. I started acting from my 8th class. Acting has become obsession for me over a period of time. I did a 2-months workshop in theater and started acting in professional stage plays. I did Sherlock Holmes in Hindi/English.

I was of 90 kg when I was in 10th class. My height is 6 feet. I shed 4 kgs of weight in Inter. Then I I practiced taekwondo for 3 hours every day and used to do 1000 kicks. Now my weight is 90 kg.

When I came to know about the casting call, I went to the office of LIB directly. They saw me and auditioned me on the same day. Got selected after a few rounds of auditions.

I am doing the role of Ajay. He is a good looking and sophisticated guy who owns the clubhouse in the gated community. I am a ladies man and also a calm guy who doesn’t prefer fights.

My father is my inspiration. He came from a small village to Hyderabad to become an actor and ended up being a TV director. His dream is to see me as an actor and it’s getting realised with LIB. I love romantic comedies and films of Guy Ritchie.

Ease with camera

Whenever I did a stage play, I used to get Facebook friend requests from around 50 girls. Let’s see how many requests I will get once LIB is released.

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