The Controversial film maker Ram Gopal Varma (RGV) watched Sandeep Reddy Vanga’s directorial venture Arjun Reddy starring Pelli Choopulu fame Vijay Devarakonda and Shalini Pandey, on the first day first show after doing a ‘Basthi me Sawal’ with Congress leader Hanumanth Rao. RGV is heavily impressed with Vijay Devarakonda's performance. 'Arjun Reddy' is now running to packed houses and doing superb collections.
After watching Arjun Reddy Movie, RGV took to face book and appreciated Vijay Devarakonda by saying, “Vijay Deverakonda is the first and only actor I ever saw who looks like a hero without the help of any slow motion or ramping shots. His eyes and his voice themselves emanate a built in background music from within himself.
Vijay Devarakonda is the first actor I saw apart from Bollywood megastar Amitabh Bachchan who could live up to that same level of intensity without the aide of any cinematic techniques.I think Vijay is a combination of a young Big B and a young Al Pacino and I strongly believe that he will be the trend setter prototype for a new age hero. He will be for sure the Amitabh Bachchan of the TFI for a long long time and definitely the first MegaStar of Telangana State.”