Days after the owner of Maratha Mandir, a famous cinema theatre in Mumbai, had said that Vijay Deverakonda had an “arrogant attitude.” To clear the air, Mr Deverakonda met the owner of Maratha Mandir, Manoj Desai. A duo picture was shared online, and both were seen smiling as they posed together.
Who is Manoj Desai, and what were his remarks?
Manoj Desai is a film industry veteran and a self-made star. He currently owns the iconic Maratha Mandir, the same place where Dilwale Dhulaniya Le Jayenge famously ran for 1005 weeks. He is also the executive director of Gaiety Galaxy, another multiplex theatre in Mumbai.
He came to the limelight when he responded to Mr Deverakonda, saying, “Kaun rokenge dekh lenge (who will stop, we will see)” in an interview. In response, Mr Manoj had called him “arrogant” while promoting the movie, Liger.
What did Mr Vijay do to make things right?
The actor met Mr Manoj to set things right between them. In a tweet shared by Andhra Box Office, they could be seen smiling. After meeting Mr Vijay, Mr Manoj praised the actor and said, “He is a really very nice guy, down to earth, I will keep loving him always. He has got a bright future, and I promise hereby, I will take all his pictures. I wish him all the best”.
#Liger :#VijayDeverakonda met Mumbai Exhibitor #ManojDesai and expressed regret about his recent comments about the Boycott/OTT Issues (which are allegedly taken out of context). He will be promoting Liger in Dubai tomorrow at #AsiaCup (Courtesy – Filmi Fever) pic.twitter.com/Xa78C1lBEf
— AndhraBoxOffice.Com (@AndhraBoxOffice) August 28, 2022
He further said, “I’ve only said sorry to 2 actors – Amitabh Bachchan & now Vijay Deverakonda.”
What did fans say about this meet?
“He legit went out of his way to clear the misunderstanding,” one fan said. One person tagged Vijay and said, “You can’t please everyone,” while another said, “This is like too much drama.” Moreover, a fan tweeted, “Good step by Vijay devarkonda… Unlike arrogant Bollywood stars, he respects public opinion, and hence he corrected himself.”
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References: Hindustan Times and The Indian Express
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