In Hyderabad, Vijay Deverakonda appeared before the Enforcement Directorate after being called in for questioning surrounding the financing of his most recent film, "Liger." According to reports, the actor was interrogated for more than 12 hours in connection with the PMLA filing a case after a complaint was made alleging that hawala money was used to finance the film.
According to reports from Etimes, after being questioned by the ED, Vijay addressed the media and said, "With tremendous popularity comes issues, and there's nothing you can do about it. But to me, it's an encounter. When they phoned, I complied. I went and responded to their inquiries. Vijay was questioned on a potential FEMA violation (Foreign Exchange Management Act, 1999).
The investigating agency questioned producer Charme Kaur and director Puri Jagannadh of "Liger" a few weeks ago.
For the unversed, Ananya Panday was seen alongside Vijay in the movie, which was reportedly made on a budget of Rs 50 crore. 'Liger' tanked badly at the box office and managed to rake in only Rs 20 crore nett. ‘Liger’ which released in August this year, featured Vijay in the role of a boxer.