In Kirik Party, Rashmika Mandanna and Rakshit Shetty co-starred. They later were engaged and were in a relationship. According to reports, the two split up in 2018 owing to compatibility concerns. Some people, however, blamed Vijay Deverakonda for the incident. A source told Deccan Chronicle at the time, “After speaking with her parents, family elders, and friends, Rashmika took the decision. It was a difficult decision, but she has shown great courage in overcoming this personal and emotional setback. She’s been getting some great offers in Telugu and Kannada, and she wants to make a name for herself in both.”
“I was recovering from my breakup with Rakshit Shetty,” Rashmika said in an interview with International Business Times. I needed comfort and attention, which Deverakonda provided. He was the one who elevated my spirits while I was struggling to cope with my feelings. He was the one who showed me that there was another universe out there waiting for me to discover.”
When a reporter asked Rashmika about her former relationship with Rakshit during the promotion of Dear Comrade, Vijay stood up for her and said, “I don’t even know your question…but it is no one’s business.” As if I were giving a response… “How is it anyone’s business?” I don’t understand the question.
Well, there have been reports that Vijay and Rashmika are in a relationship, but the two actors have maintained that they are just good friends. Their chemistry in Geetha Govindam and Dear Comrade was loved by the audiences and they are eagerly waiting to watch them on the big screen together again.