Ram Gopal Varma conveyed his two cents on the collapse of Vijay Deverakonda and Ananya Panday’s Liger at the box office. The filmmaker accused Vijay’s aggressive personality and pretentious comments made during movie advertisements as reasons for the failure and damaging effect. He also counted that the Arjun Reddy entertainer activated Hindi audiences with his forceful addresses unlike big stars Allu Arjun, Prabhas, and others who are understood for their humbleness.
Ram Gopal Varma also responded to the #BoycottLiger movement on social media and stated, that Vijay, is inherently confrontational on stage. He has attention-grabbing stunts. But the whole explanation why there was a Boycott Liger trend in Bollywood is because of Karan Johar who is associated with the assignment. Ever since Sushant Singh Rajput’s death, it has become standard for Bollywood folk to boycott Karan’s movies.
RGV also additionally counted that unlike other South Indian celebrities like Prabhas, Ram Charan, and Jr NTR, who are comprehended for humbleness, Vijay was complacent in the comparison. Another aspect here is modesty. The Hindi folk were enchanted by Jr NTR, Ram Charan, and Prabhas. The down-to-earth qualities of these celebrities engraved the Hindi audience. They were shocked to see the humbleness of the South leads after witnessing the audacity of Bollywood celebrities all along. Then Vijay came forth with his naturally bold addresses at Liger occurrences and that also activated them. Liger provided adequate material for the sanction movement.
Vijay Deverakonda’s Liger was released in theatres on August 25, 2022, in five tongues. The movie concluded up as a tragedy at the box office. Produced by Puri Jagannadh, it also featured Ramya Krishnan and Mike Tyson.