The first look and title of Vijay Deverakonda’s next with Puri Jagannadh was unveiled by the makers on Monday. Titled Liger, the first look shows a bare-chested Deverakonda wearing boxing gloves and roaring, with a tiger and lion in the background. The title refers to a cross breed between a lion and a tiger, while the tagline of the film is ‘Saala Crossbreed.’
Producer Karan Johar posted the first look with a caption stating, “Proud to present LIGER, starring the ruler of big screens and many hearts — Vijay Deverakonda & the fiery Ananya Panday. Directed by the exceptionally skilled Puri Jagannadh, we can’t wait to let the world witness this story in 5 languages — Hindi, Telugu, Tamil, Kannada & Malayalam.
See you at the big screens!” Deverakonda, sharing the poster on Instagram, wrote: “Humbly announcing our arrival Pan India! Someone with my background shouldn’t have reached anywhere near here according to the conventions and set norms. But with sheer madness, passion, hard work, Here we are! Nationwide madness guaranteed (sic).”
The project marks the actor’s Hindi debut. An emotional action-drama, close to 40 percent of Liger’s shoot was wrapped up last year before the pandemic forced the unit to take a break, which has now extended to 10 months. There is no word on when it will resume. The likes of Ramya Krishna, Ronit Roy, Ali, Vishu Reddy and Getup Sreenu are playing supporting roles in the film. Being shot in Telugu and Hindi, it will simultaneously release in Tamil, Malayalam and Kannada. Karan Johar, Apoorva Mehta, Puri Jagannadh and Charmee Kaur are jointly producing it.
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