Vijay Deverakonda Confirms Kushi Eyeing Feb 2023 Release, Says ‘Was Straightaway in Love With Samantha’

Telugu heartthrob Vijay Deverakonda has exclusively confirmed to News18 Showsha that the release of his upcoming film Kushi, also starring Samantha Ruth Prabhu, has been postponed. Vijay, who recently made his pan-India debut with Karan Johar’s co-production Liger, revealed that Kushi has been pushed to next year due to a “bunch of reasons”.

Kushi is directed by Shiva Nirvana and backed by Pushpa producers Naveen Yerneni and Y. Ravi Shankar. The romance drama was scheduled to release in December, but Vijay has said that the filming has not yet completed.

“We have done close to 60 percent of the shoot. We were originally hoping to get it out by December but now it’s been pushed to next year due to a bunch of reasons. We are eyeing February 2023 release as of now,” Vijay told us.

Vijay also said that he felt extremely lucky to have collaborated with Samantha on Kushi as she is a “wonderful” and an “extremely hardworking” co-star. The actor said that he was in love with Samantha when he was in college and would go to theatres to see her films on the big screen. Earlier this year, the actors were in Kashmir to shoot the movie.

“It was a beautiful experience to be in this film. I think I was in my degree college when I saw Samantha on the big screen for the first time and I was straightaway in love with her and now to be able to do a movie and act alongside her and create some magic is a satisfying feeling and she is a great actress. So, I’m eagerly waiting to bring Kushi to the world,” Vijay said.

Notably, Samantha recently revealed that she was diagnosed with an autoimmune condition called Myositis. Last week, the actress took to her Instagram account to share her health update with fans. While thanking everyone for “an overwhelming” response to the trailer of her upcoming film Yashoda, Samantha revealed that she’d been suffering from the serious health illness for a few months. Myositis is a rare condition that affects the muscles.


Vijay Deverakonda had also shared the newly launched trailer of Samantha’s movie, Yashoda. Samantha plays a surrogate mother in the Telugu film that revolves around a surrogacy racquet.

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