Vijay Varma played the role of Hustler in Gully Boy (2019). However, the role in the movie could be very similar to his real life. Vijay is trending on social media after Goa’s New Year’s video of him kissing Baahubali actress Tamanna Bhatia went viral. Let’s take a look at how Vijay began his journey in the film industry and became Bollywood’s ‘darling’ with his quirky roles.
doing odd jobs with call center employees
Vijay Varma is based in Hyderabad and has no affiliation with the film industry. He has an older brother and a younger sister. He graduated but didn’t want to join his father’s company, so after finishing his studies he decided to get an easy job. These jobs also alienated him from his family, which his father did not like. “I took a lot of courses but could not get a decent job. I got a job in a call center where I trained for three months. I used to sell SIM cards, I also took an event management course and did some related work, but I was never good at any of the jobs. It bothered me. I wanted to act, but I didn’t have the confidence to take it on. Interview with the Rekhta Foundation.
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Advance into acting
Vijay Varma tells us that growing up he was obsessed with comics and video games. His love of acting and fascination with it came much later. “My heroes were action stars like Jet Li and Jackie Chan.I got a taste of acting when friends came into my life.We watched movies and I did a little bit of modeling in Hyderabad for a bakery.A very amateur level.I went to a drama school called Stradar but was turned down.I gave up on those odd jobs. I found an ad for FTII and secretly applied.They managed to select me for the workshop. I trained for a month and that was my first break in acting.I applied for FTII again and this time I passed.
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Vijay said he has been in and out of the industry since 2005. Due to his career choices, tensions were running high between him and his father, but after his 2013 release of his film Rangrezz, things took a turn for the better. VIjay’s dad saw it at the cinema and kept the movie tickets. After that, I showed it to his son and praised him. In Pink, released in 2016, Amitabh featured Vijay in his Bachchan poster. The rest, as they say, is history.
Vijay will star in the upcoming film directed by Shujit Sarkar, which is based on Keigo Higashino’s novel The Devotion of Suspect X. She also stars Kareena Kapoor Khan and Jaideep Ahrawat. He will also reprise his role in his Mirzapur 3 of Prime Video series.
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