Vijay Deverakonda’s latest offering 'Liger' was one of the biggest flops of this year. Many celebs have shared their views regarding Puri Jagannadh’s directorial tanking at the box office and the latest one is filmmaker Ram Gopal Varma. In a recent interview, he spoke about 'Liger's failure and revealed what triggered the boycott trend against the film. RGV asserted that he feels Vijay is ‘naturally aggressive.’ He explained the actor is very frank and straightforward but some mistake him for being arrogant.
Speaking to a Telugu channel, the director mentioned that after the demise of actor Sushant Singh Rajput, it sort of became a trend on social media to boycott Karan Johar's movies. Thus, many recently released films have fallen prey to this. Talking about Deverakonda, Ram Gopal stated that the Arjun Reddy actor is naturally aggressive and he loves to get attention. His aggressive speeches during the promotions of Liger irked some people. He further pointed out that South actors like Prabhas, Jr NTR, and Ram Charan get love and respect from the Hindi audience because of their humility. ALSO READ: WHAT! Vijay Deverakonda’s Upcoming Film JGM Shelved Due To Liger FAILURE At Box Office? Charmme Kaur REACTS
Interestingly, a few days ago, Ram Gopal Varma in his Twitter post stated that movies like ‘KGF Chapter 2’ and ‘The Kashmir Files’ have “f**ked up everything.” He added nobody in Bollywood really liked Yash starrer despite its huge collection at the box office.
Meanwhile, 'Liger' marked the Bollywood debut of Vijay Deverakonda alongside Ananya Panday. The actioner is about an MMA artist (Vijay) who suffers from a speech disorder and the film's plot revolves around his struggles.