South sensation Vijay Deverakonda is all praises for Liger director Puri Jagannadh, calls him the original gangster of commercial cinema.
Vijay Deverakonda was interacting with NewsHelpline during the trailer launch of Liger. The event also saw Ranveer Singh, Karan Johar, Charmme Kaur, Puri Jagannadh, Ananaya Panday and more in attendance.
When asked about working with Puri on a commercial sports drama and the conviction one needs to make such movies, Vijay said, “I call him the original gangster of commercial cinema, when he came into the industry and debuted as a director, his movie was a huge hit and he has made each one considerably bigger hit. And his movies are remade in various different languages and all them became block-buster hits. He thinks in masala way, he lives that way, that is his style and I think every actor once should do a film with him. His movies are fun to make and even bigger blast to watch it on-screen”
Vijay, who is playing an MMA player went through a huge body transformation for the film.
Filmmaker Puri Jagannadh also credited his love and fascination for Amitabh Bachchan and Dharmendra for sticking with masala movies. He added, “I grew up watching masala movies, I am huge fan of Amitabh Bachchan and Dharmendra’s movies, I love all those masala movie and I think we have followed their foot-steps”
Helmed by Puri Jagannath, produced by Dharma Production, ‘Liger’, also starring Ananya Pandey, releases on August 25.