Popular Tollywood actor Vijay Deverakonda, who impressed the audience with his performances in Arjun Reddy and Geetha Govindam, is making his Bollywood debut with pan-India film, Liger. While the film is scheduled to hit the screens on September 9, the lead actor said it was not his intentions to enter Bollywood with Liger as he told E Times, “I'm not someone who works on plans. As soon as I heard the script, the story, I wanted it 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.” Speaking about his costar Ananya Panday, he added, “Ananya is lovely! She works hard and does a really good job. She's a fun co-star.”
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When asked about the difference of working in a south and Hindi film, Vijay Deverakonda replied, “My director, Puri Jagannadh is from Hyderabad, my cameraman Vishnu Sharma is a Malayali, and Ananya is from Bollywood, while one of my producers is from Hyderabad and one is from Bombay--so, it is a good mix. We just work the way we know. I wouldn't claim to know how the Bollywood industry works; I think I am still working through the Telugu film industry ways.”
The actor, who recently became the brand ambassador of a hip-hop festival, asserted, "Everyone loves music, dance. I like hip-hop. I didn’t have access to music when I was in a hostel as it was not allowed but once I came to Hyderabad, I was introduced to a lot of hip-hop music. I know the songs, I sing along and that’s important”.
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