Vijay Devarakonda who often gets into controversy for the kind of films he choose to do, now facing severe criticism for a statement he delivered in his interaction with Film companion’s Bharadwaj Rangan and Anupama Chopra. When he was asked whether he has any plans to enter politics in future, the actor said that the entire political system of India is flawed and he would not prefer a politics as such. The actor went on to express his wish on how the voting system of a country should be and even said that dictatorship would do which created a furore among the people.
Vijay Devarakonda is a South Indian film actor who rose to fame through a Telugu film named as “Arjun Reddy”. The film became a blockbuster not only in Andhra but also in the states of the South Indian region. The film got remade in Hindi and Tamil by having Shahid Kapoor and Dhruv Vikram in the lead roles. He went on to act in Geetha Govintham which also became a moderate hit. In a short span of time, Vijay gained a separate fanbase and his market reached a level that is equal to the top tier actors of Telugu industry. He made his debut in Tamil through “Nota”.
Now, in an interaction with “Film companion South”, Vijay disclosed about his ideologies regarding Indian politics. When Bharadwaj Rangan asked whether he is going to follow the tradition of South Indian actors who enters politics to make some change in the society, Vijay said that he doesn’t have that patience for politics. The actor said that the political system of India is not making sense. “I don’t even think everybody should be allowed to vote” the actor said.
Vijay went on to narrate an example to denote that eligible people should vote to decide a leader for the country. “When you are getting on a plane to o to Bombay, Would we all decide whom to be the pilot of the plane ?? Would the 300 people who are going to travel decide the pilot of the plane ?? No, we let an efficient agencies like the airlines to decide the best person possible to fly a plane.” Vijay said.
“Why we are having money swing a vote, why we are having cheap liquors to swing a vote. It is ridiculous. I am not even saying that rich people should vote. I want the middle class people who are educated and who wouldn’t get swung by little money to vote. I don’t even think that everyone should be allowed to vote because they don’t even know whom they are voting an why they are voting. I won’t stand in an election where people voting for money and liquors.” he said.
Further Vijay said that he would rather be a dictator than standing in an election. “I think that’s the way to go. Just shut up, I am having good intention, you don’t know what’s good for you maybe but stick to this for 5 or 10 years” the actor depicted how he would act when he becomes a dictator. “But you have to have a good guy as the dictator” he added. When Anupama Chopra interrupted and said that he is asking for a benevolent and wonderful person as a dictator, Vijay responds with a laugh and says “Basically me”
Watch the video below :
Source : film companion south
This statement from the actor created huge outrage in the social media platforms. Here’s what they have to say :
Did he just say that he prefers Dictatorship more than democracy and not everyone should be allowed to vote?— Advaid അദ്വൈത് (@Advaidism) October 9, 2020
Deverakonda is a classic example of how apolitical folks slowly move towards RW Authoritarianism in the end. pic.twitter.com/JsNmZ0f1GS
செருப்ப கழட்டி அடிக்கனும் இதுபோல கிறுக்குப்பு**கள.. என்ன சொன்னாலும் முட்டுக்குடுக்கற ரசிகவெறியனுக இப்ப இந்த லூசுப்பூனாவோட ஸ்பீச்ச கேட்டு Dictatorship க்கு முட்டுக்குடுப்பானுக.. What Vetri said is 100% true..— தோழர் ஆதி 😎🔥 (@RjAadhi2point0) October 10, 2020
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Socrates didn’t support dictatorship, He said we should educate voters. There’s a big difference between that and what Vijay Deverakonda is saying.— TamilCineman (@TamilCineman) October 9, 2020
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