Photograph: Kind courtesy Vijay Deverakonda/Instagram
Telugu superstar Vijay Deverakonda seems to have a lot on his mind during the lockdown.
“Should I change my profession?” he wonders aloud to Subhash K Jha.
As we complete four weeks of the lockdown, what are your thoughts?
It’s making me think, should I change my profession?
And do what?
Either become a cook or get into the food business… or get into the army or a gun-shooting business or into the car or bike racing scene.
So how have you been spending your time during the lockdown?
I’ve caught up on pending sleep for the last two years. Shut off my brain for the first time in 10 years, but it has turned back on since the last few days.
I am doing some cooking; I am constantly hungry.
I work out so I can eat.
I am catching up on some OTT shows.
Your thoughts for fans during these trying times?
It’s a strange time.
I wish I could be there for each one of them… make sure all have the basic necessities.
What do you feel about the pandemic?
Many generations have braved and fought many things.
Some saw and survived the British rule, others dealt with Partition.
They dealt with poverty, epidemics and wars.
Our generation’s battle is this, and we have to protect ourselves and our families by not letting the virus get to us.
The way to do it is to stay home.
And soon, this too shall pass.
I don’t want to burden our people who already are dealing with so much, so I’m consciously trying to tell you the lighter side of my lockdown.
We are bombarded by troubles accompanying the lockdown.
I just want them to smile and know that I am also locked down with them.
We have to smile through this.
Tell your audience about the films you have enjoyed.
I loved Kumbalangi Nights!
Here’s some trivia: I make a guest appearance in it.
You have to spot it.
Hint: The location is a movie theatre. Blink and miss appearance.