Soon after the first-look poster of the bilingual film Liger was released, there was great excitement among Bollywood and Tollywood fans. Liger stars Vijay Deverakonda and Ananya Panday and is directed by Puri Jagannadh. The shoot for the film started in February 2020 but had to be stopped midway due to the Covid breakout. This is Vijay’s debut in Bollywood and Ananya’s debut in Telugu film.
Vijay took to Twitter to reveal the name and first-look poster of Liger. He wrote: “Humbly announcing our arrival Pan India! Nation wide madness Guaranteed. Produced by @KaranJohar @DharmaMovies @Charmmeofficial @PuriConnects A @purijagan Film! #LIGER #SaalaCrossBreed (sic).” The poster became a huge hit among netizens as soon as it was unveiled.
Hashtags like #Liger and #SaalaCrossBreed are currently trending. Vijay also shared another post. He wrote, “Someone with my background shouldn’t have reached anywhere near here according to the conventions & set Norms. But with sheer madness, passion, hardwork, Here we are! For everyone like me, it is ok for all of us to dream big, Believe and make it happen (sic).”
In the film, Vijay plays the role of a boxer for which he underwent intense training. He told reporters: “The film will come out sometime in 2021. We are done shooting 50 per cent. It stars me and this really sweet girl called Ananya Panday. It’s like this wacky, fun film that the nation will enjoy and love.”
The shoot for the film will resume from next month. Liger is jointly produced by Jagannadh, Karan Johar and Charmme Kaur.