Actor Vijay Deverakonda said on Friday that production of his upcoming film Liger has been suspended due to the beginning of the third wave of the coronavirus. He shared a photo of himself cuddling his dog at his home in Hyderabad. “Apparently it’s another wave of Storm. Recordings cancelled. Back to us, just chilling at home…” he captioned the photo.
Liger is Vijay Deverakonda‘s first pan-Indian film, shot in Telugu and Hindi. Co-produced by Karan Joharthe film is written and directed by Puri Jagannadh. Earlier, the makers had released the film’s teaser, revealing the film’s premise.
Liger follows the story of a man who earns his living on the streets of Mumbai by selling tea. However, the man is endowed with the flexibility and strength of a ninja warrior. And later, he takes advantage of his physical strength and fighting skills to earn good money and fame by participating in international mixed martial arts competitions.
Apparently it’s another wave of Storm.
Shoots cancelled. Back to our just chilling at home.. pic.twitter.com/mnJ2w1aGWy
— Vijay Deverakonda (@TheDeverakonda) January 7, 2022
Deverakonda is fully geared up to play the role of an MMA fighter. For his part, he also seemed to master the art of trash yalk. Last year, the filmmakers traveled to Las Vegas to shoot some MAA fight scenes along with Boxing great Mike Tyson.
Earlier, the filmmakers announced that Liger will be in cinemas in August. However, it remains to be seen whether the film’s release would be delayed due to the production delays caused by the new wave.
Liger has Ananya Panday as the female lead. And it also stars Ramya Krishna, Ronit Roy, Ali, Vishu Reddy, Makarand Deshpande among others in the supporting cast.