Karan Johar unveils first look of 'Liger' starring Vijay Deverakonda

The film will release in five languages


Filmmaker Karan Johar on Monday released the first look and title of director Puri Jagannadh's Vijay Deverakonda and Ananya Panday-starrer pan-India feature Liger.

Johar, who is presenting the film via his Dharma Productions along with Apoorva Mehta, took to Twitter to share the first poster of the movie featuring Deverakonda as a boxer.

The film will release in five languages— Hindi, Telugu, Tamil, Kannada and Malayalam.

"Presenting LIGER, starring the ruler of big screens & hearts - Vijay Deverakonda & the fiery Ananya Panday. Directed by the exceptionally skilled Puri Jagannadh, we can’t wait to let the world witness this story in 5 languages - Hindi, Telugu, Tamil, Kannada & Malayalam. #Liger," he tweeted.

The project marks the first collaboration between Deverakonda and Jagannadh, who is best known for films such as Mahesh Babu-starrer Pokkiri and Amitabh Bachchan-fronted Bbudadh... Hoga Terra Baap.

In an interview last year, Deverakonda said he would dub his own lines for the Hindi version.

On Sunday, Johar had teased the title and first look reveal on Twitter.

“Stories are not bound by languages anymore, their richness is quantified by their entertainment quotient, the places they take you and the way they make you feel at the core," he wrote.

"In the past years, we have presented stories that brought a never-seen-before cinematic spectacle to screens, appealing across regions to enthral one and all... We are adding another chapter in that journey, obliterating linguistic barriers to bring a new age of cinema. It’s time to put your game face on,” the filmmaker added.

Liger is Dharma Productions first pan-India project post the release of Baahubali franchise.

The banner has also presented The Ghazi Attack, which released in Telugu and Hindi, Madhuri Dixit-Nene starrer Marathi movie Bucket List and South superstar Rajinikanth-led 2.0.