The upcoming movie Liger starring Vijay Devarakonda and Ananya Panday will be released on August 25, 2022. Days ahead of the film’s release, the #BoycottLigerMovie trend started trending on Twitter. With the movie facing backlash after Vijay Deverakonda backed Aamir Khan for Laal Singh Chaddha, the question is if the trend will affect Liger’s Box Office performance. 

Actor Vijay Deverakonda recently added the ‘BoycottLiger’ trend during a press event in Vijayawada. The Arjun Reddy actor said, “Three years back, in 2019 we started this film. Back then, this ‘boycott Bollywood’ wasn’t there. All this started in the lockdown and we were already into the shooting schedules by that time. At that time, we felt like there was no option better than Karan (Johar) sir to take our movie India-wide. He took Baahubali and showed us a way in North India which was unknown territory for us. Script and production was ours. When we requested him to release the movie in Hindi, he warmly took it and now we got humongous reach in the North.”

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The actor also mentioned that he does not understand what the issue is and what it is about. He added, “We have worked hard for three years to make this cinema. Shouldn’t we release our movies? Should we sit in homes? You all have been seeing the love that the audiences have been showering on us. I am doing movies for those audiences. I need those audiences. There is no need for any fear until we have these people for us.”

The actor also said, “We are not from that batch who sits in front of computers and tweets. We are the one who steps in first if something happens.” On August 20, 2022, the actor made a tweet which read, “Manam Correct unnapudu, Mana Dharmam manam chesinapudu, Evvadi maata vinedhe ledu. Kotladudham”. In translation, it means- “When we are correct when we do our dharma, don’t have to listen to anyone. Let’s fight.”

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Twitter has been divided on the issue, with many tweeting in support of the actor and thousands of tweets using the hashtag. Those who support the actor and the movie have slammed the trolls for focusing on the ‘self-made’ actor.