Ahead Of Announcement, Here Are 5 Things To Know About Vijay Deverakonda’s Hindi Debut

1.     Vijay Deverakonda’s  Hindi debut  film  is called Fighter. Vijay shot  most of it before Covid with  director Puri Jaganannath a  big name in Telugu cinema, but a flop in Hindi,  unless  you  would like to recall  his  Hindi films Shart The Challenge(with TusharKapoor) and   Bbuddah… Hoga Terra Baap, the Amitabh Bachchan fanboy flick  with Buddha(old)  spelt in the title  as weirdly as  the  film turned  out to be.

2.     Karan  Johar planned  VD’s  Hindi debut from scratch.  Initially he wanted to launch VD  with a  remake of the star’s  Telugu  film Dear  Comrade. Karan  paid a whopping  price  for  the remake rights and went ga-ga over  the original. When it flopped  Dear Comrade was not so dear  any more. Karan  dropped remake plans and decided to  launch VD in an original  Hindi film, and not a remake.

3.     It was   Vijay who suggested Puri Jagganath’s name  as  director. Karan was not too keen. But then Vijay is  Dharma’s  new blue-eyed boy. Karan can’t say not to  VD for anything.  Made at a staggering budget of  approximately Rs 125  crores,  Fighter will be marketed    as a full-scale  Dharma Production with Vijay speaking his own lines in Hindi , although his Hindi is selfadmittedly  , unreliable.

4.     Ananya Pandey who  plays Vijay’s love interest has  almost nothing  to do in the  film which is a showreel  for VD’s  acting and action. In fact the first choice  for the  leading lady’s  part was Janhvi Kapoor  who has confessed to having a serious crush  on  VD. But when the role was found to be  insubstantial Ananya Pandey was summoned to step in.

5.     Vijay plays  a MMA(mixed martial arts)  expert in Fighter.  He trained in this  particular strain of  the martial arts for three months before he started to shoot.His stunts in the film are going to give Tiger Shroff a  run  for his  money.

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