South actor Vijay Deverakonda who shot to fame after Arjun Reddy, is all set to make his Bollywood debut with Karan Johar’s Liger. Vijay Deverakonda will be seen opposite Ananya Panday in the film. Apparently, filmmaker Ram Gopal Varma was given the opportunity to watch a few rushes of the movie and he was highly impressed.
“Saw scenes of @KaranJohar presented #PuriJagan directed and @Charmmeofficial produced LIGER ..More than a CROSS between TIGER and LION @TheDeverakonda looks like a SUPER CROSS between @pawankalyan (Pawan Kalyan) @urstrulyMahesh (Mahesh Babu) @RaviTeja_offl (Ravi Teja) and @iTIGERSHROFF (Tiger Shroff) (sic),” he tweeted.
“The SCREEN PRESENCE of @TheDeverakonda in LIGER Is GREATER than any STAR i have seen in the last 2 DECADES..Thank you #PuriJagan and @Charmmeofficial for bringing it out,” he further went on to add.
Vijay Deverakonda himself is quite happy that he is making his Bollywood debut with Liger. “I’m not someone who works on plans. As soon as I heard the script, the story, I wanted to be a part of it. And it made sense to make a pan-India movie because it was a story that I feel the country will enjoy watching. I felt ready for it hence we scaled it up. Everyone was on board and we set it up that way. But it was not an intentional plan to enter Bollywood. ‘Liger’ is just something that happened,” he told ETimes. He also opened up about his leading lady and said that “Ananya is lovely” and “works hard and does a really good job”.