Updated June 10th, 2024 at 00:39 IST

Vijay Deverakonda, Jr NTR, Mahesh Babu 'Naklipan Karte Hain': Paparazzi Calls South Stars 'Fake'

In a recent interview, popular paparazzi Varinder Chawla spoke about his personal experience about spotting of stars from the South of India.

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With the lines between Bollywood and South cinema blurring due to collaborations on much-hyped pan-India projects, regional stars are often spotted in Mumbai due to their work and industry events. Now, not just in the South, pan-India stars like Prabhas, Vijay Deverakonda, Rashmika Mandanna, Jr NTR and Samantha Ruth Prabhu, to name a few, are also popular names in North India. In a recent interview, popular paparazzi Varinder Chawla spoke about his personal experience about spotting of stars from the South.

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Varinder Chawla contradicts perception about South stars

In an interview with Hindi Rush, Varinder Chawla was asked about the perception of South stars on social media. They generally appear grounded especially when compared to certain their celebs who to great lengths to prep for photo ops in the city and at the airport. Chawla, however, dismissed the image of some South stars being humble and down to Earth citing examples.

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“To be honest, I think woh log naklipan karte hai (they indulge in fakery). They act like that only for the camera. There was an actor who would appear in slippers during the promotions of the film to deliberately pretend to be humble in front of the camera,” he said. And when the hosts asked if he was talking about Vijay Devarakonda, he nodded. He then added, “Recently, my team shot a video of a big South star, who is normally very quiet. He was going inside the hotel when he snapped at my team member. I didn’t put it, but the other photographer who had also shot it uploaded it.” Although he didn’t use Jr NTR’s name, but a video of the star losing his cool recently surfaced online.

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Varinder Chawla on Mahesh Babu's controversial comments on Bollywood

Varinder Chawla then also spoke about Mahesh Babu and said the Telugu star had dismissed Bollywood in the presence of several Hindi film press, including himself. “He was openly saying we don’t need Bollywood; they can’t afford me. I thought what is this attitude? I do feel woh naklipan zyada hai. They compare Bollywood… but here at least the actors aren’t fake. They are seen how they are, if they are getting angry, that’s public as well,” he added.

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Published June 10th, 2024 at 00:39 IST