In the month of January this year, the makers of upcoming sport based action drama Liger launched the first look poster that featured Vijay Deverakonda as a ‘crossbreed’ between a lion and a tiger. The Pan Indian project Liger which has Ananya Pandey in the female lead role, is being helmed by Puri Jagannadh of Temper and ismart Shankar fame. Meanwhile, Liger has registered a record on Instagram and its’ first look poster has clocked a whopping 2 million likes on Instagram.
This is the first time a poster of a south Indian movie has clocked a sensational number of likes on the photo-sharing app- Instagram. This rare feat indicates the popularity of Vijay Deverakonda. Liger marks the young and happening actor Vijay Deverakonda’ foray into Bollywood.
The movie in which Vijay is playing the role of a mixed martial artist, is being simultaneously shot in Telugu and Hindi, and it is co-produced by Karan Johar under the banner of Dharma Productions. The upcoming drama Liger is not Puri Jagannadh’s maiden Bollywood venture. Exactly ten years ago, Puri made an action film called Bbuddah… Hoga Terra Baap with Bollywood megastar Amitabh Bachchan aka Big B.
Apart from the lead pair, Liger also has Baahubali fame Ramya Krishnan, Vishu Reddy, Aali, Makarand Desh Pandey, Ronit Roy and Getup Srinu in the supporting roles.
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