Produced under the banner of Karan Johar-led Dharma productions and directed by Puri Jagannadh, Liger movie starring Vijay Deverakonda and Ananya Pandey crashed at the box office affecting the lives of many involved from shooting crew to distribution as it suffered losses.
If reports are to be believed, an enormous amount worth 100 crore was spent as part of the budget to make this movie. Exhibitors acquired the Liger rights considering Vijay’s popularity in the industry. The distributors are in touch with him demanding compensation. Jagannadh vowed to refund the pending amount before September 30, 2022.
Jagannadh has plans to go on a break, later he will start working on scripts for his next film. There have been reports of him shifting from Mumbai to Goa, including Vijay and Jagannadh deciding to relinquish their salaries for Jana Gana Mana, which will be used to compensate Liger’s buyers’ losses.
Many believe Liger fell prey to the Boycott trend that has been going on for films. One can only hope Jagannadh comes back stronger with his upcoming film.