Ananya Panday and Vijay Deverakonda are as of now promoting their forthcoming movie Liger. In a recent interaction, Liger’s director Puri Jagannadh uncovered that Ananya wasn’t his first choice for the film. He said that being a Sridevi fan, he wanted her daughter Janhvi Kapoor Janhvi to take up the project however she wasn’t available to do the movie.
On Tuesday, during a media interaction in Mumbai, Puri said, “I am a big fan of Sridevi ji, so I wanted to cast Janhvi Kapoor, but her dates were not available.” He said after Janhvi’s dates were not available he went to Karan Johar to take up suggestions for the film’s lead. Puri said, “After listening to the story, he (Karan Johar) suggested Ananya Pandey.”
He also said, “He (Karan Johar) is the king. Basically, I love Karan a lot. When Karan saw Vijay’s Arjun Reddy, he had really liked him. Karan had said that if Vijay comes across any good script, he should bring it to him. So, when I narrated Liger’s story to Vijay, he told me that we should take it Karan. So we came here (to Mumbai) and then the collaboration happened.”
Both Ananya and Vijay are as of now in the middle of promoting Liger which is good to go to release on August 25, 2022, in Hindi, Tamil, Telugu, Kannada, and Malayalam. The movie likewise features Ramya Krishnan and boxing legend Mike Tyson.