Impressed with Vijay’s style, Ranveer commented on the actor wearing chappals and a simple T-Shirt to his film’s trailer launch. “Bhai ka style dekho, aise lag raha hai, ye mere trailer launch pe aaya hai ya main inke trailer launch pe aaya hu (Look at brother’s style, it looks like, he has come to my trailer launch instead of me coming to his trailer launch). After John Abraham, if anyone has pulled off the style and swag of chappals, then its him,” said Ranveer. The actor also went on to demand Vijay’s ‘THE’ T-Shirt and they ended up exchanging the same backstage. Ranveer Singh further stated, “Sir we have found out on your blockbuster talk show ki ‘the’ ki kitni demand hai North India mein.” Ranveer was hinting at Vijay’s popularity in North India, after Sara Ali Khan expressed her desire to date Vijay Deverakonda on the second episode of Koffee With Karan.
Vijay essays the role of a professional MMA fighter in ‘Liger’, which is directed by Puri Jagannadh. The film stars Ramya Krishnan as Vijay’s mother while Ananya Panday plays his love interest. The action entertainer is slated for release on August 25 in five languages – Hindi, Telugu, Tamil, Kannada and Malayalam.