Vijay dismisses reports that 'Liger' will have an OTT release
South star Vijay Deverakonda has dismissed reports that his upcoming pan-India movie Liger is heading to a digital platform for its release. The bilingual film, which will also feature Ananya Panday, is being directed by Puri Jagannadh of Mahesh Babu-starrer Pokkiri fame. The film, which is being simultaneously shot in Telugu and Hindi, also stars Ramya Krishna, Ronit Roy, and Makarand Deshpande.
On Monday, the Arjun Reddy actor took to Twitter and shared a photo of a local media report which claimed that the makers of the film have been approached by a leading streaming service to buy the film and its satellite rights for a whopping Rs. 200 crore. "Too little. I'll do more in the theaters," the actor wrote in response.
Too little.— Vijay Deverakonda (@TheDeverakonda) June 21, 2021
I’ll do more in the theaters. pic.twitter.com/AOoRYwmFRw
The movie has been produced by Karan Johar's banner Dharma Productions and the director's banner Puri Connects. The film is slated for a theatrical release on September 9 this year. The film began shooting on January 20 last year in Mumbai, but the shooting was halted in March due to COVID-19 induced lockdown. The shooting will resume again in Hyderabad.
Marking the maiden collaboration between Ananya and Vijay, it will be out in five languages - Hindi, Telugu, Tamil, Kannada, and Malayalam. This film will mark Vijay's foray into Hindi cinema. Indian composer and singer Mani Sharma has composed the music of the film.