'Arjun Reddy' became a path-breaking film and started the era of liplocks in Tollywood and made Vijay Deverakonda a brand ambassador for liplocks. Some are even calling that Vijay has now become a Tollywood Emraan Hashmi.
Even his latest flick, 'Geetha Govindam' also featured a lip-lock in the climax of the film. It seems like Vijay Deverakonda has now become an inspiration for other heroes. Ravi Teja also indulged in the liplock with Rashi Khanna in 'Touch Chesi Chudu'. Now, it seems like Maruthi also joined this list. His upcoming directorial, 'Sailaja Reddy Alludu' starring Naga Chaitanya and Anu Emmanuel is going to feature a liplock between the leads. However, it is reportedly shot in a classical way. The movie is gearing up to hit the screens on September 13th.
In fact, this isn't the first time for Maruthi to get into controversy. His 'Bus Stop' and 'Ee Rojullo' movies also got involved in controversies. Some even tagged the director as Boothu Maruthi. He cleared that stain only making some decent hits at the box office.