Actor Vijay Deverakonda, who will make his Bollywood debut with the pan-Indian production Liger, gave an update on the film. Directed by Puri Jagannadh, the film also stars Ananya Panday in the lead role.
In a recent interview with Mid-day, the Arjun Reddy star talked about shooting for the film amid Covid-19 pandemic. Liger faced a delay due to the lockdown and resumed after a 10 month break. “Before the pandemic, I was working such long hours that I used to look forward to pack-up so that I could go home and sleep. But [when we resumed work], I only wanted to be on set. On the first day, I wanted the shoot to go on. We filmed some portions in Mumbai, followed by a song in Goa,” he said.
“We will also have a schedule abroad. The location is uncertain yet; we were considering Europe initially, but now Abu Dhabi is an option,” Vijay added.
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Meanwhile, Liger will release in five languages, including Hindi, Tamil and Telugu. Vijay reportedly plays a kickboxer with a stutter in Liger. He underwent a dramatic physical transformation for the film and even went to Thailand to train in martial arts.
Liger also stars Ronit Bose Roy and Ramya Krishnan. It has been co-produced by Charmme Kaur and Karan Johar’s Dharma Production. Liger is slated to it the theatres on September 9th, 2021.