Vijay Deverakonda is a familiar face to Bollywood audience without a substantial hit there. In fact, Liger is going to be his maiden Pan-India release and the star pinned all hopes on it.
Vijay has got a strong support in the Hindi belt in Karan Johar. The actor is aggressively promoting the film in Hindi. He already went to Mumbai and Bihar for promotions.
Interestingly, both the events got canceled midway due to unexpected turnout. It comes as a big surprise because Vijay did not have a proper release in Hindi.
Vijay has connected to the audience there only with his films dubbed into Hindi and his Bollywood connections. With just that, this response is a surprise.
The big question is if these turnouts can be converted into box office numbers. If the conversion rate is high and if we see big numbers for Liger on Day-1, we will have another star from Telugu making it big in Bollywood.