Deverakonda's female fanbase came out in support of the actor as hordes of his fans on Instagram changed their handle names to 'Deverakonda' in the surname.
His latest 'Liger' poster notched up 1 million likes in less than 4 hours, the first to hit such a milestone in record time and has been trending ever since.
The young actor, who is being touted as the next big thing in Indian entertainment, has garnered an enviable fanbase even before his first pan-India release made it to the big screen.
As 'Liger' gets ready to release on August 25 this year, the young star is also catching Bollywood's eye. Leading ladies across film fraternities such as Sara Ali Khan, Janhvi Kapoor, Pooja Hedge, Samantha Ruth Prabhu, Anushka Shetty, and others were all praise for the poster on their social media accounts.
Even as fans declared him "the hottest man alive" or the "Dream Man", Kapoor referred to Vijay as "a very special delivery to Bollywood" and Khan said, "Roses are red, violets are blue ... here's @thedeverakonda lookin' smoking for you (and me too)".
[With Inputs From IANS]