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More Trouble For Liger




With the  Enforcement  Directorate  questioning  where the funds  for Jagannath Puri’s ill-fated  Liger came   from, the troubles for the film and its producers seem to be multiplying with  each passing week.

A  close friend of  Puri spoke to  me about his never-ending trauma. “He never  thought this  would happen. Puri  felt  Liger would be the  biggest hit of his career. He  spent close to 30 crores as  Mike  Tyson’s  fee for a 10-minute  appearance,  not realizing  that today’s generation did not give  a  flying duck about who Tyson is. It was  like bringing  K L Saigal into a Baba Sehgal concert.”

Once Liger released  the  liabilities  multiplied.

 “Puri was  not prepared either for  the critics or  the financial  backlash.  Even after release he thought  the backlash would die down. But they’ve increased  by the  week. Distributors  want Puri to compensate. And now  the ED  wants to know where the financial resources  for Liger came  from,” the  source paints  a bleak picture  for  Puri’s future.

With  Vijay Deverakonda  completely  dissociating himself from Puri and  his  partner Charmee Kaur,  it is unlikely that Puri will be  able to make   another  film until he is able to clear the mess that Liger has created.

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