Vijay Deverakonda took to Twitter to unveil the first-look poster and title of his upcoming film with Puri Jagannadh. Bollywood actress Ananya Panday plays the female lead.

The first-look poster and title of actor Vijay Deverakonda and director Puri Jagannadh’s much-anticipated film is out and fans couldn’t control their excitement. The film, which was announced in February 2020, was put on hold due to outbreak of the novel coronavirus pandemic. Directed by Puri Jagannadh, the film also marks debut of Ananya Panday in Tollywood.

Today , actor Vijay Deverakonda took to Twitter to reveal that the film has been titled Liger. He also shared the first-look poster, which became a huge hit on the internet. Deverakonda wrote, “Humbly announcing our arrival Pan India! Nation wide madness Guaranteed. Produced by @KaranJohar @DharmaMovies @Charmmeofficial @PuriConnects A @purijagan Film! #LIGER #SaalaCrossBreed (sic).”

Vijay Deverakonda will be seen playing the role of a boxer in the film. The poster also featured face of a Liger behind him. The hashtags like #Liger and #SaalaCrossBreed are trending on the internet. Within few minutes, Vijay Deverakonda also shared another post. He wrote, “Someone with my background shouldn’t have reached anywhere near here according to the conventions & set Norms. But with sheer madness, passion, hardwork, Here we are! For everyone like me, it is ok for all of us to dream big, Believe and make it happen (sic).”

In an interview, Deverakonda said, “The film will come out sometime in 2021. We are done shooting 50 per cent. It stars me and this really sweet girl called Ananya Panday. It’s like this wacky, fun film that the nation will enjoy and love.” Vijay Deverakonda was shooting for his Telugu-Hindi bilingual film in Mumbai before the lockdown was announced. The team will resume the shoot in February.

The film, which was initially titled Fighter, is jointly produced by Puri Jagannadh, Karan Johar and Charmme Kaur. Liger marks Vijay Deverakonda’s debut in Hindi and Ananya Panday’s debut in Telugu. The film is tipped to be a boxing-based film. Vijay Deverakonda took professional training to play his role with authenticity.