Liger’s South distributor Warangal Srinu has called the movie’s failure as “Sabotaged”, stating that it was implemented as part of a planned process. Srinu is known for popular hits like ‘Kabali’, ‘Husharu’, ‘ismart Shankar’, ‘Gaddala Konda Ganesh’, ‘Krack’ and ‘Naandhi’.
Refuting the claims of 100 cr loss to him over a year, including Liger, as per Times of India, Srinu said, “No, I haven’t lost 100 crore in one year. But I have lost a lot of money, no doubt. As on Liger, I have lost something to the tune of 65 percent of my investment.”
On Vijay Deverakonda’s confidence, Srinu remarked, ” I can’t say whether he was over-confident. But if he was, how does it yet pay to not go to a film which is not bad? Do we realise that in our quest of banning actors and filmmakers, based on preconceived notions, we are ruining poor families of poor crew members. The movies will decrease and lead to chaos in several families who depend on it for their daily meal.”
Srinu hit out at his opponent distributor Dil Raju in South and said, “I suspect someone is trying to malign me, needlessly. There are camps even within the industry that work against each other. I was referred to as the man with a golden touch so far and now suddenly out of nowhere, baseless things are being written about me, without checking the facts.”
“The movie industry is going through a very bad phase and social media users who are members of the unjustified ban culture that has come to dominate, should be ignored. There seems to be a concerted campaign against us, almost every day. This is totally uncalled for. See the film and if you don’t like it, thrash it. But how can you thrash it before it has been released and you haven’t seen it?,” he added.
Srinu further said that he didn’t like the last part of 7-8 minutes containing the climax; however liked the overall Liger film.