Vijay Deverakonda’s decision to star in the next film of Puri Jagannath, known for his mass-masala flicks, has taken everyone by surprise.
For many, this is seeming like Vijay’s career compromise after his latest outing ‘Dear Comrade’ underperformed at the box office.
However, our sources say that this is far from the truth. Apparently, Vijay has put forth several pre-conditions before accepting Puri’s project.
Puri has a particular code of conduct as far as characterization and storytelling are concerned. Vijay would not be comfortable to take up a role that treats women the way Puri’s protagonist in the film normally would. Therefore, that probably will change in this film.
The action sequences, too, have to be more relatable. Vijay is also not suitable to play a character that would thrash 20 goons single-handedly.
“So the rhythm and tenor of the narrative have to be changed,” says a source.
We only hope that there will be no conflict of interests between Puri and Vijay, because this collaboration is akin to Zomato partnering with the government’s day mid-day meal scheme!