Actor Vijay Deverakonda has opened out about the commercial failure of his Bollywood debut film, “Liger,” which is getting a lot of positive feedback for its trailer.
The actor revealed that ‘Liger’ is not his first failure and that he has had many flops earlier in his career, just as he has had numerous hit films, at the unveiling of the ‘Kushi’ trailer here on Wednesday.
The actor told the media, “It does hurt when a film doesn’t work. I have experienced many flops in the past, and ‘Liger’ is not the first one. I have also had many hits before. I will continue to experience both flops and hits, because ultimately we are trying to tell stories.”
As a creative individual, he said, he wants to tell as many stories as he can, but doing so entails a great deal of danger. He still does it every time and gives it his best, though, despite the hazards.
Vijay said, “My ambition is always to pursue something creative, and my lifestyle is to wholeheartedly commit to it.”
Puri Jagannadh wrote and directed the sports action movie “Liger – Saala Crossbreed.” The movie, which was concurrently filmed in Hindi and Telugu, had Vijay Deverakonda as the stammering MMA fighter Liger, with Ananya Panday playing his love interest.
Aside from Mike Tyson, who played an extended cameo, the movie also stars Ramya Krishna and Ronit Roy in significant roles.
When asked about the emotional impact of a film’s failure, the actor said that while it does hurt when the outcomes are not what was anticipated, he is unfazed by it.
“I am not afraid of failure. Even though it hurts when a film doesn’t work, it doesn’t stop me from trying again. I am not afraid of stumbling,” he said.
‘Kushi’, which also stars Samantha Ruth Prabhu as Vijay’s love interest, is set to release in theatres on September 1.