Far more interesting than the film are the behind-the-scenes shenanigans pertaining to Puri Jagannadh’s catastrophic Liger. Since the release and the film’s historic failure, many simmering layers of discontent and ensuing fall-outs have been exposed.
While Karan Johar who had no financial stakes in the dud project has cleverly disconnected himself from the Liger setback, the film’s leading man Vijay Deverakonda has also dissociated himself completely from Liger and its team: Vijay’s on-the-floors second Telugu project Janaganamana with Puri has allegedly been called off.
Producers Puri Jagannadh and Charmee Kaur now stand as the Liger distributors’ only go-to saviours. While there has been no official statement from the producers on any compensation for the distributors , some of whom have lost money to the brink of bankruptcy, there were some reports on how Puri intended to compensate disgruntled distributors.
The latest on that front is, Puri has apparently thrown his hands up in the air and expressed his inability to provide any kind of compensation to the Liger producers who are now understandably a very angry lot.
One now hears from reliable sources that the Liger distributors are going to court to get their rightful damage money.