A Leaked Audio Call Between Puri Jagannadh And Distributors Of Liger During Which They Threaten To Demonstrate Becomes Viral

In an unexpected turn of events, a leaked phone call between Liger's distributors and director Puri Jagannadh has been going viral on social media.

By Fitha Fathima, October 25, 2022 15:14 IST

It was reported that the team is attempting to make up for the losses following the abject failure of Vijay Deverakonda and Puri Jagannadh's Liger. A stunning turn of events has now resulted in the Twitter leak of a phone call between director Puri Jagannadh and distributors. The distributors of The Liger allegedly threatened to hold director Puri Jagannadh accountable for failing to deliver their money to him at his home.
 
The following alleged screenshot of a Telugu WhatsApp message was posted on Twitter by filmmaker Ram Gopal Varma:

Threatening Msg circulating in Distribution groups about LIGER pic.twitter.com/RkYRYkNrwz

— Ram Gopal Varma (@RGVzoomin) October 24, 2022
 
In addition to the messages, audio of Puri Jagannadh responding to distributors for extorting him has been becoming viral on social media. During the call, the director reportedly responded, 'Are you blackmailing me? I don't have to pay anyone back. Unfortunately, they are at loss, so I promised to help them. We have already spoken to the buyers. We said that we fixed an amount. They agreed. We asked for one month's time. Because I have to get some amount. If you overact like this even after saying that we will support, you will not be provided what we offer. I have nothing to do with exhibitors. We are all gambling here. We are playing poker. Some will play, and some will be lost. Am I asking anyone if I am lost? If the film is a big hit, I have to do many things to collect from the buyers. From 'Pokiri' to 'iSmart Shankar', I have a lot of money due from buyers. Will the buyers association to collect the amount on my behalf of me?.''
 
A few months ago, Puri Jagannadh also pledged to make up for the losses Liger caused the distributors as a result of this commercial disaster. Even though they were promised a refund, the distributors apparently planned to protest because the director has failed to do so. Even Vijay Deverakonda is said to have returned his 6 crore rupee pay to the producers following the Liger debacle.
 
The August 25, 2022 theatrical release of Liger, which starred Vijay Deverakonda, Ananya Panday, Ramya Krishnan, and Mike Tyson in the key roles, was a commercial failure.

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