The buzz is Vijay Deverakonda received between Rs 20-25 crore as the fee for Liger.
A still from Liger
Vijay Deverakonda is already a popular name in the south film industry. Liger, the recently-released Puri Jagannadh directorial, marked the handsome actor's Bollywood debut and Deverakonda who was on a promotional spree, marketed his pan-India release across 17 cities.
According to Trader Analyst Ramesh Bala, the budget for Puri Jagannadh's directorial is around Rs 90 crore. "Because it is a Telugu-Hindi bilingual, Vijay Deverakonda charged between Rs 20-25 crore. Also, Liger is his Bollywood debut, with Karan Johar's Dharma Productions on board. And, this appears to be a solid number for a debut (Hindi) actor."
Recently, films such as RRR and Pushpa became major blockbusters, earning huge profits for filmmakers and actors. Ramesh continued, "We can see the relationship Vijay shares with Puri Jagannadh, Charmme Kaur, and Karan Johar. If Liger becomes the next Pushpa, RRR, or KGF 2, Vijay Deverakonda may share profits with the three."
"They've been promoting Liger for 40 days now across the country, and it's generating a lot of buzzes," the analyst added.
Vijay Deverakonda recently purchased a home in one of Hyderabad's affluent neighbourhoods. Hearsay is that, Vijay spent Rs 15 crore on the construction of his home. Ramesh, further, mentioned that Vijay is the proud owner of the Rowdy clothing line. The actor's net worth is estimated to be around Rs 39 crore in 2022, but official confirmation has yet to be out.
Talking about working with the professional boxer Mike Tyson, Vijay said in an interview, "He abused me a lot, albeit lovingly, in English and I can't even repeat what he said to me. But yes, I had a good time with him."
Tyson is so fond of India, added Vijay. "He adores India for its cuisine, music, and people. He used to request that we bring him Indian food, which he thoroughly enjoyed. On the other hand, he is scared of the crowd."
Backed by Karan Johar's Dharma Productions and Puri Connects, Liger, additionally, features Ramya Krishnan, Ronit Roy, and Makrand Deshpande, among others.