Vijay Deverakonda and Ananya Panday have been on a pan-Indian promotional tour for their upcoming movie Liger. Vijay’s mother, Madhavi Deverakonda, performed a pooja at their Hyderabad home on Wednesday to ward off evil, and tied sacred bands around her son and Ananya’s wrists. Vijay said in a tweet that his mother can now sleep in peace as they continue their promotional tour for Liger. Read more: Ananya Panday-Vijay Deverakonda Recreates Shah Rukh Khan-Kajol’s DDLJ Scene
Vijay took to Twitter to share photos with his mom and Ananya Panday after the pooja. One of the photos shows Vijay’s mother typing a sacred band on Ananya’s wrist. “To tour India this whole month and receive so much love already felt like God’s blessing! But mom (mother) thinks we needed his protection. So Pooja and holy bands for all of us. Now she will sleep in peace as we continue our tour,” Vijay wrote while tweeting the photos.
On Wednesday, Ananya also shared photos while visiting her opponent’s home. The actor said that Vijay’s mother organized a pooja for their movie Liger. Ananya captioned the photos: “Blessings from Vijay’s Amma and a pooja at his home in Hyderabad for Liger. Grateful, grateful, blessed. Thank you, Aunt.”
Liger marks the Bollywood debut of Vijay, who will face Ananya Panday for the first time. The film, about a mixed martial arts boxer who stutters, is directed by Puri Jagannadh. Before his role as Liger, Vijay reportedly underwent mixed martial arts classes in Thailand. The film was shot simultaneously in Telugu and Hindi, and will be dubbed into other regional languages as well. Besides Telugu, Vijay has also dubbed his lines in Hindi.
Meanwhile, there are reports that Vijay will soon be reuniting with director Sandeep Vanga for a film next year. The two had worked together in the Telegu hit Arjun Reddy. Last year, Sandeep took to Twitter to praise Vijay’s efforts to help middle-class families with essential groceries during the Covid-19 lockdown. In response to Sandeep’s tweet, Vijay had said it’s time they reunited for a new project. “I miss you, Vanga (Sandeep). Please finish 2-3 scripts in lockdown. I can’t wait two years to start filming,” Vijay had said.
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