More and more big-budgeted films failing at the box office has sent a wave of tension, worry and even scepticism in the industry where an array of people are just unable to understand what is going wrong with these films. The latest example o the same was Liger, which was made a massive budget and flopped against several expectations.
During its first week in theatres, the film managed to earn only Rs 18 crore in Hindi. As a result of this commercial failure, Vijay Deverakonda has reportedly decided to compensate the makers of Liger. The lead actor will pay a portion of his remuneration to Charmee Kaur and other co-producers, the figure is said to be over Rs 6 crore, reports News18. Directed by Puri Jagannadh, Liger marked Vijay’s debut in Bollywood and featured Ananya Panday as his leading lady. Post Liger, Vijay will reunite with director Puri Jagannadh for Jana Gana Mana.
Earlier, Deverakonda spoke about it as he said, “Initially, I felt I was not ready (for Bollywood), like immediately after 'Arjun Reddy'. I didn't feel I was ready to do a national cinema. I needed my own journey to get to this point and take on the responsibility of national cinema. 'Liger' was the first film I was ready as a person, actor and as a script it felt perfectly right to take it to India.”