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Vijay Deverakonda’s Liger aims for the biggest release for a South Indian star in Bollywood

Director Puri Jagannath could also be planning a second action movie with the star following Liger

Akshay Krishna
Sep 13, 2021
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Vijay Deverakonda has become one of the most adored actors in the South Indian film industry following a number of hit Telugu movies. The actor is now preparing for the release of his next movie, a massive multilingual project titled Liger. According to the latest reports, the sports action movie will get the biggest release in Bollywood for a movie featuring a South Indian star. 

According to a report by Spotboye, sources close to the movie are describing the release strategy for Liger as bigger than Rajinikanth’s films. The movie, which will mark Deverakonda’s Hindi debut, is produced by Karan Johar, who is looking to make the actor the next big thing in Bollywood. 

“The last time we saw Karan so charged up about the debut of one of his actors was when he launched Varun Dhawan (in The Student Of The Year),” a close friend of Karan Johar told Spotboye. 

It is also reported that Puri Jagannath, who is directing the pan-Indian movie, is planning another action movie with the actor following Liger.

Written and directed by Jagannath, Liger will mark his first collaboration with Deverakonda. The movie is bankrolled by Karan Johar's Dharma Productions along with Charmme Kaur. Shot simultaneously in Telugu and Hindi, the movie will also be dubbed into Tamil, Malayalam and Kannada. 

The movie will see Deverakonda play a boxer, a role for which the young actor has put in a lot of work and training. While there was talk about the movie looking for a lucrative OTT deal with a prominent streaming platform, it was turned down by the actor through social media. 

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