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My bank account was locked & now..: Vijay Deverakonda

Tuesday, February 5, 2019 • Telugu Comments

My bank account was locked & now..: Vijay Deverakonda

There was a time when Vijay Deverakonda was clueless and unemployed.  It was not so long ago - it was in 2015.  Cut to 2019, he has been featured in Forbes India's Under 30 list of achievers.  

"I was 25. The Andhra Bank locked my bank account because I couldn't maintain the minimum balance of Rs 500. 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," a proud Deverakonda writes, reacting to the Forbes India report.

For perspective, from someone struggling to land a decent role in a film, Deverakonda has become one of the highest-paid actors in south India in just four years.  The buzz in the industry is that he charges something like Rs 8-10 Cr per film.  Even a disaster featuring him can collect a minimum of Rs 10 Cr (share).  

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