Vijay Varma says his `villain era` has ended, admits love for Tamannaah Bhatia

From the beginning of the year, it was rumoured that actors Vijay Varma and Tamannaah Bhatia are the new couple in town. The rumours began doing the rounds after a video of them kissing at a New Year party went viral. A couple of weeks back, Tamannaah opened up about their relationship. Now, Vijay has publicly acknowledged his love for her.

In a recent interview with GQ, Vijay Varma said that after Tamannaah’s interviews, “it’s fairly understood now that we are dating each other.” Talking further about his feelings towards his Lust Stories co-star, he said, “I am happy and madly in love with her. I call this my ‘I’ve ended my villain era and gotten into the romance era’ phase of life.”

In an interview with Film Companion, Tamannaah said that sparks flew on the sets of their Netflix anthology `Lust Stories 2`. Talking about Vijay, she said, “I don’t think you can get attracted to someone just because they are your co-star. I have had so many co-stars. I think if one has to fall for someone, feel something for someone it’s definitely more personal, it’s nothing to do with what they do for a living, I mean that’s not the reason why this would happen.”

“He is someone I really look up to. He is someone with whom I bonded very very organically. He is someone who came to me with all his guard down. Then, it became very easy for me to put all my guard down. With high achieving women, we have this problem, that we think we have to work hard for everything. When something is so simple and you don’t have to walk on eggshells to just be yourself because I think in India we also have this that a woman has to change her entire life for someone. If you have to find a partner you might have to physically move or do so many things that serve that person’s understanding but I was like I have created a world for myself and here there’s a person who actually understood that world without me doing anything. He’s a person who I care about deeply and yeah, he’s my happy place,” she said.

Vijay and Tamannaah were recently seen together in`Lust Stories 2` segment directed by Sujoy Ghosh. Vijay will next be seen in ‘The Devotion of Suspect X’ alongside Kareena Kapoor Khan and Jaideep Ahlawat. Tamannaah, on the other hand, will be seen in `Jailer` with Rajinikanth and `Bholaa` with Chiranjeevi.