Here are  5 things to know about Vijay Deverakonda’s Hindi debut in ‘Fighter’

The ‘Arjun Reddy’ star has a massive fan following among Telugu film audience. And now he is all set to join the Hindi film world

Here are  5 things to know about Vijay Deverakonda’s Hindi debut in ‘Fighter’

Subhash K Jha

A prominent name in Telugu film industry, Vijay Dearakonda has a significant fan following in Hindi belt too. He is all set to debut in Hindi film world. Here are five things to know about his launch in Hindi:

1. Vijay Deverakonda’s  Hindi debut film  is called Fighter. Vijay shot most of it before Covid with director Puri Jagannadh, a  big name in Telugu cinema, but a flop in Hindi,  unless you  would like to recall his Hindi films Shart The Challenge (with Tushar Kapoor) and Bbuddah... Hoga Terra Baap, the Amitabh Bachchan fanboy flick with Buddha (old)  spelt in the title as weirdly as the film turned out to be.

2. Karan Johar planned  VD’s  Hindi debut from scratch.  Initially, he wanted to launch VD  with a remake of the star’s Telugu  film Dear Comrade. Karan paid a whopping  price for the remake rights and went ga-ga over the original. When it flopped Dear Comrade was not so dear any more. Karan dropped remake plans and decided to  launch VD in an original Hindi film, and not a remake.

3. It was Vijay who suggested Puri Jagannadh’s name as  director. Karan was not too keen. But then Vijay is Dharma’s  new blue-eyed boy. Karan can’t say not to VD for anything.  Made at a staggering budget of approximately Rs 125 crores, Fighter will be marketed as a full-scale Dharma Production with Vijay speaking his own lines in Hindi , although his Hindi is self admittedly, unreliable.

4. Ananya Pandey who plays Vijay’s love interest has almost nothing to do in the  film which is a show reel  for VD’s  acting and action. In fact the first choice for the  leading lady’s  part was Janhvi Kapoor  who has confessed to having a serious crush on  VD. But when the role was found to be  insubstantial, Ananya Pandey was summoned to step in.

5. Vijay plays a MMA (mixed martial arts)  expert in Fighter.  He trained in this particular strain of the martial arts for three months before he started to shoot. His stunts in the film are going to give Tiger Shroff a  run for his  money.

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