Collateral damage for being a public figure: Vijay Deverakonda reacts to making headlines for his rumoured relationship with Rashmika Mandanna

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Rumours about Vijay Deverakonda and Rashmika Mandanna's relationship aren't stopping anytime soon and the former isn't bothered at all! Despite sharing headlines about his professional life with his personal life, Vijay is not affected. During an interaction with the media in Mumbai for his upcoming film Liger, the South heartthrob said he doesn't mind if rumours about his relationship make headlines.

"I am okay with it. I think it is just collateral damage for being a public figure. When people are giving you all the love, they are interested in knowing more about your personal life. If there are news articles coming, I am okay. I would rather be who I am and have these rumours written about me than be a nobody. I am okay with not-so-necessarily productive stuff. It doesn't bother me," Vijay told. 

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In an episode of Koffee With Karan 7, Vijay opened up about rumours of dating Rashmika. He said, "We have done 2 films together and she is a darling. I'm very fond of her. She is a very good friend of mine and we share so much through films like lots of highs and lots of lows. A bond gets created. In films, you are put into close proximity very quickly and so bond develops quicker."

Liger, co-starring Ananya Panday, Ramya Krishnan and Ronit Roy, releases on August 25. 

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