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’. Previously, ETimes had exclusively revealed that director Puri Jagannadh has planned to compensate the distributors who have suffered losses due to the box office failure of ‘Liger’. Warangal Srinu, a distributor from the South, had confirmed to ETimes that the filmmaker will travel to Hyderabad to personally look into the compensation process.
With ‘Liger’, Vijay Deverakonda marked his entry in Bollywood. Speaking about the same, he had told PTI, “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.”