The buzz surrounding Vijay Deverakonda is not dying anytime soon. The young actor, who shot to fame with consistent blockbusters, has now made it to the Forbes Celebrity 100 and the Forbes 30 Under 30 lists. In fact, Deverakonda stands as the only Telugu actor to be mentioned in the recently announced lists, making the feat all the more special.
While the news has got his fans pumped, it is his special tweet that has been fetching everyone’s attention. Vijay Deverakonda posted an interesting anecdote on Twitter, sharing how things turned around for him in the past few years.
“I was 25. Andhra Bank lo 500 Rs. min balance maintain cheyakapothe lock chesinru account. Dad said settle before 30 – That way you can enjoy your success when you are young and parents are healthy. 4 years later – Forbes Celebrity 100, Forbes 30 under 30,” the Taxiwala star tweeted.
Vijay Deverakonda shared how when he 25-years-old, his account in Andhra Bank was locked for not maintaining a minimum balance of Rs 500.
Several celebrities from the Telugu film fraternity congratulated Vijay Deverakonda on being named in the prestigious lists. While Rana Daggubati commented, “Well done: May the force be with you!!”, Director Harish Shankar tweeted, “You deserve it all … This tweet is such an inspiration to the youth … Keep it up buddy.” ‘Baahubali‘ Producer, Shobu Yarlagadda too, congratulated the young actor and wished him prolonged success.
The actor initially marked his screen presence with notable characters in ‘Nuvvila’, ‘Life is Beautiful’ and ‘Yevade Subramanyam’. In 2016, Deverakonda scored his first blockbuster as a lead actor with ‘Pelli Choopulu’. The actor then set the box office on fire with his following films, ‘Arjun Reddy’ and ‘Geetha Govindam’. He was even acclaimed for his performances in ‘Mahanati’ and ‘Taxiwala’.
2018 was special for him in other ways too, as he even introduced his own clothing brand ‘Rowdy’ and a production house, ‘The King of The Hill’.