Ananya Panday was not the first choice for Liger opposite Vijay Deverakonda, but THIS actress. Find out

Image Source : INSTAGRAM/THEDEVERAKONDA Ananya Panday was not the first choice for Liger

Ananya Panday is set to mark her first multi-lingual film with Liger alongside Vijay Deverakonda. Ananya and Vijay are currently promoting their film and the duo are going all out and about to make sure their film reaches the masses. While the release date is approaching, the director made a shocking revelation regarding the female lead.

During a recent media interaction, director Puri Jagannadh was quizzed about the casting of the film. Replying to the same, the director replied that he is a big fan of the late actress Sridevi and he wanted to cast Janhvi Kapoor for the role, which is now played by Ananya Panday, but then the dates weren’t available. The ace filmmaker is also directing Vijay’s next project ‘Jana Gana Mana’, and he went on to reveal that even for this film, his first choice was Janhvi. He had even approached the actress with a script but the dates collided again. Now, Pooja Hegde has been cast as the leading lady in the next military action flick, opposite Vijay Deverakonda.

About Liger

The Puri Jagannadh directorial is touted as a pan-India film starring Vijay Deverakonda and Ananya Panday in the lead roles. Deverakonda is said to be portraying a kickboxer with a stutter in the film, and it will mark his debut in Hindi cinema. The film also stars Ramya Krishnan and boxing legend Mike Tyson in pivotal roles. The sports action film is shot simultaneously in Hindi and Telugu. Liger has acquired a UA certificate and completed its censorship formalities. The much-awaited flick is now all set to hit the theatres on 25 August 2022.  

Vijay Deverakonda & Ananya Panday’s upcoming projects

Meanwhile, on the work front, apart from ‘Liger’, Vijay will also be seen in the film ‘Khushi’ alongside Samantha Ruth Prabhu, which is scheduled for release on December 23, 2022. On the other hand, Ananya will also be seen in ‘Kho Gaye Hum Kahan’ along with Siddhant Chaturvedi and Gourav Adarsh. 

 

DON’T MISS

Jacqueline Fernandez named as accused by ED in chargesheet of Sukesh Chandrashekhar’s Rs 200 cr extortion case

Ankita Lokhande’s Goa vacation with Vicky Jain, Arjun Bijlani and others is everything fun | VIDEO

Karthikeya 2: Nikhil Siddhartha’s mythological drama is ruling the US Box Office; crosses $500K mark

 

 

Latest Bollywood News



Source link

Latest

Apple Watch Ultra review: this rugged fitness watch is Apple’s best for years

The Apple Watch Ultra is the most exciting thing...

Playbook Deep Dive – POLITICO

Welcome to Playbook Deep Dive, the stories behind the...

Morocco demands Adidas withdraw Algeria’s football jersey

Morocco has accused Adidas of appropriating Moroccan culture in...

What I Believe: Dr Michael Jackson, Church of Ireland Archbishop of Dublin

I am 66 and grew up in Fermanagh. I...