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Anasuya Bharadwaj: Vijay Deverakonda's Publicist Had Paid Trolls To Abuse Me

Last month, Anasuya took a cryptic dig at Vijay over the poster of his film Kushi

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Actor Anasuya Bharadwaj, who was seen in Allu Arjun’s Pushpa: The Rise, says that Vijay Deverakonda’s publicist has paid trolls to abuse her. In an interview, she claimed that she came to know from someone in Vijay’s team that his publicist is doing that.

"Vijay and I were friendly long back and there was no problem. When Arjun Reddy (2017) released, the cuss words were muted in the film. Vijay had visited a theatre and when the muted cuss words came on screen, he told his fans to mouth the dialogues and they were shouting these cuss words. Vijay played a character who was abusive, which is fine, but in real life, why would you encourage the audience to say such words? Being a mother, all this abusive language really upset me. In fact, I had spoken to Vijay about this, saying please don't encourage such things in real life," Anasuya told India Today.

She also said she was depressed following the online abuse but she managed to move on. “In 2019, Vijay Deverakonda's father was producing Meeku Maathrame Cheptha and they offered me a role. Things were fine. It was after that someone from Vijay's team told me that his publicist had paid trolls to abuse me. I was shocked. If the publicist had paid trolls, then Vijay would have been aware, right? I am sure they would not do something like this without his knowledge, right?" she added.

Last month, Anasuya took a cryptic dig at Vijay over the poster of his film Kushi. On the Kushi poster, Vijay's name appeared as The Vijay Deverakonda (as he uses it on social media). Anasuya expressed her displeasure with the poster and wrote in Telugu, "Ippude okati chusanu.. “The” na?? Babooooiii!!! Paityam.. enchestam.. antakunda chuskundam (The? OMG. This is bile. What do we do? Make sure we don’t catch it).” Her tweet went viral and it earned the wrath of Vijay’s fans.

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