There’s a rumour circulating in Bollywood that Karan Johar and Dharma Productions are in talks with a big OTT platform for the streaming rights of Vijay Deverakonda’s Bollywood debut feature, Liger. The film has been doing a lot of noise on social media since it’s announcement and fans are eager to watch their favourite star on screen soon.
“There is no way Vijay’s debut will go digital. Karan Johar has made the Telugu star a promise that his Bollywood debut would be no less than spectacular. Liger would release only in theatres and on the same level and volume of theatres and screens as Akshay Kumar’s Sooryavanshi,” a source close to the development informed SpotboyE.
The source also reveals that Karan Johar is nowhere opposing the OTT platforms, “He is all for it .But content for OTT from Dharma would be very different from the big-screen projects. So no. Liger won’t be released on the streaming platforms although the amount being offered by the digital platform is what a Shah Rukh Khan or Salman Khan film would normally get.”
Earlier, when a photo about the film getting sold to OTT platform was circulating on social media, Vijay rubbished the news through his Twitter account. Read all about it here:
Talking about the film, Liger, Deverakonda transforms into a full-fledged action star. He portrays a mixed martial artist who is out to avenge his family’s wrongdoing.