KWK: Vijay Deverakonda Didn't Find 'Arjun Reddy' Misogynistic Says 'I Empathise With Him'

Vijay Deverakonda made a splashing debut on Koffee With Karan with his Liger co-star Ananya Panday. While on the show, Vijay spoke about the criticism his hit movie Arjun Reddy had received for being misogynistic and anti-feminist. The actor explained that he empathized with the character and did not feel the movie was misogynistic, but he did admit that the movie could be painful for some people to watch who have previously been in a abusive relationship.

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Vijay Deverakonda said that as an actor, he chooses to “empathise” with his character, he said “If I’m judging him, I can’t play him. Any role that’s bought to me, I try and empathise with the character and if I can, I take that role. If something about it is very conflicting and I don’t understand it, or I don’t agree with it, I won’t do it. So if I did Arjun Reddy, I empathise with him. I understood why he behaved the way he did and the relationship he had with Preeti.”

He added, “I didn’t find it misogynistic or anti-feministic or something. It seemed like two people who had a very unique relationship. That was their relationship and to them, it was love. I am no one to say if it’s right or wrong but they did it and they had a happily ever after life. They had a kid. You see the movie ending with a kid. But I’m not saying nobody should have a problem with it. You should have a problem with him.”

Vijay did acknowledge that the movie could rub some people in the wrong way and said “Imagine you have been in a relationship which was abusive and then you see this film, it’s painful to watch this happening on screen. These are your worst nightmares as a woman, as a wife, or as a girlfriend and you see it playing out on a screen. You f**king hate it. And I understand that you disagree with it and I respect that you don’t like it.”

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