Vijay Deverakonda is facing backlash for his choice of films in recent times. World Famous Lover where his role has shades of Arjun Reddy is turning out to be a double disaster. Meanwhile, Vijay Deverakonda has become choosy now and is out rightly refusing offers, if he is not pleased with scripts. He is not even keen to do cameo or brief roles in other hero films for now.
One such subject that Vijay Deverakonda rejected in recent times is Thalaivi, a biopic on veteran actress and Tamil Nadu former Chief Minister Late Sri Jayalalithaa. Vijay was approached to play the role of Shobabu in the film. However, he said no giving the reason of call sheets issues.
Makers of Thalaivi have now roped in Jisshu Sengupta, who made his Telugu debut with NTR biopic where he played LV Prasad and was recently seen in a negative role as a psychopath in Naga Shaurya’s Aswathama, for the role of Shoban Babu who was linked to Jayalalithaa.
Thalaivi being made as Pan India film is being directed by AL Vijay with Kangana Ranaut playing the titular role.
On the other hand, Vijay Deverakonda right now is busy shooting for a tentatively titled film Liger under the direction of Puri Jagannadh.