Vijay Deverakonda and Ananya Panday starrer Liger fall flat at the box office. Anticipated to make big at theaters the sports drama was drowned because of negative word of mouth. The film struggled to make good figures and earn remuneration at the box office. Ananya Panday’s father Chunky Panday has addressed the failure of Liger at the box office.
Liger is the story of a Mumbai slumdog boy who aims to become a boxer. The Telugu star plays a titular role in the rags to riches story of the MMA champion. The movie marks the debut of Vijay in Bollywood and the first pan-India movie of Ananya Panday.
Chunky Panday also played a cameo in the movie as Ananya Panday’s father. In a recent interview with India Today, the Housefull actor spoke of the flop status of his daughter’s first pan-India movie ‘Liger’. He said, “It is with any film. An actor gives 100 percent to the film, you promote it, and things go wrong, you feel devastated obviously. But you have to live with it and you move on. It is a tricky business and I think Ananya is aware of this. One must not underestimate or overestimate anything in the film business.”
He continued, “There are almost 400 people working on it. As actors, you only see portions of it, you don’t know what is happening. So, we never know what the end result will be. You must take it the way it comes. You have to move on.”
This sports drama pan-India film marked Vijay’s debut in Bollywood. Helmed by Puri Jagannadh Liger was a debacle earning a total of rs 88.4 crore worldwide. The movie is written, directed, and co-produced by Puri Jagannadh. Karan Johar produced Liger under his Dharma production banner in association with Puri Jagannadh’s Puri Connects and Charmee Kaur. The movie was released in theaters on 25th August 2022. It is now available to watch online on Disney+ Hotstar.