Vijay Deverakonda heads to Mumbai to shoot for Liger; Sara Ali Khan has a fan-girl moment

After almost eleven months of making mango ice cream, playing with his pet Storm Deverakonda and going on exotic trips to Europe, Vijay Deverakonda finally headed to Mumbai to shoot for his upcoming film Liger.

The actor received a warm welcome, Mumbai style, complete with a party thrown by director Karan Johar and actress Sara Ali Khan fan-girling over him. On the way there, Vijay showed off his swag and posted pictures from the private jet he opted for. Announcing that he’s joining shoot soon, he wrote, “Your Man’s Back to Work!” (sic) sharing pictures of him eating a sandwich in the jet and enjoying life. Not just that, Sara shared a selfie with him on Saturday night, proving that the actor is not just a heartthrob in the Telugu states.

Recently, Puri Jagannadh and the team of Liger shared that they have resumed shooting for the pan-India project. Based on martial arts, the film’s story is touted to show Deverakonda in a new light. A schedule of the film was already shot in Mumbai pre-lockdown. The first-look of Liger saw the actor with boxing gloves on and sporting wild hair.

Vijay has undergone vigorous training for the film and built his body for the same. The actor worked out at home during lockdown and has often been spotted at the gym before that. He was even spotted in Hyderabad, working out before he went to Mumbai. Liger is expected to be a full-on action entertainer complete with commercial elements.

While the film will see Vijay make his debut in Bollywood, it will also see Ananya Panday make her debut down south. The actress has already joined the sets of the film. Expectations on the film have sky-rocketed after Vijay promised ‘nationwide madness’. Apart from Telugu, Liger will hit screens in Hindi, Malayalam, Kannada and Tamil. Further details are awaited.