Big fan of Sridevi, wanted to cast Janhvi Kapoor opposite Vijay Deverakonda in Liger: Director Puri Jagannadh


In her first pan-India film titled Liger, Ananya Panday will be playing Vijay Deverakonda's love interest. During an interaction with the media in Mumbai, the film's director Puri Jagannadh revealed it was producer Karan Johar's suggestion to cast the young starlet. 

But was she Puri's first choice for Liger? The director told the media that he has been a big fan of Sridevi and wanted to cast her daughter Janhvi Kapoor. "I am a big fan of Sridevi. I wanted to cast Janhvi Kapoor but her dates weren't available." 

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Liger also stars Ramya Krishnan, Ronit Roy, Vishu Reddy and Mike Tyson. The film will be released in Hindi, Telugu, Tamil, Kannada and Malayalam. The film is jointly produced by Puri Jagannadh, Karan Johar and Charmme Kaur. Liger will release on August 25.