Vijay Devarakonda in a recent interview with Film Companion spoke about how journalism works these days and says that people write whatever they want.
The actor also adds that everyone must have their own opinion when it comes to movies and they shouldn’t just believe in what has written in the news.
He says: “Don’t believe anything. We are all vulnerable to propaganda. Maybe my film is very average but people who love you will write ‘Wow. It’s amazing’. Don’t believe that. We all need to make our own opinions. You can create perception and it gets traction and everyone believes it. It’s not about me or the cinema – it’s about everything in the world. There’s so much misinformation it’s scary. Almost 80 per cent of what I read about myself is completely false.
“Let me give you an example. There’s this picture of Prince Harry or William, I don’t remember for sure. Basically, he’s signalling the number three to someone with his fingers. But the picture is taken from the side and it looks like he’s giving you the middle finger. And people believed it.
“Earlier our source of information was journalism. The journalist needed a degree, there were rules of reporting, and the work was overseen by an editor who felt responsible. Now everyone can report. I can also be a journalist. I can say anything, my followers will retweet and it becomes news. This is my serious concern for the generation and times we are in.”