'Karan Johar has made the Telugu star a promise that his Bollywood debut would be spectacular.'
There is buzz that Karan Johar is negotiating with a major OTT platform for the streaming rights of Liger, Vijay Deverekonda's Bollywood debut film.
"There is no way Vijay's debut will go digital," a source tells Subhash K Jha.
"Karan Johar has made the Telugu star a promise that his Bollywood debut would be spectacular. Liger will release only in theatres and on the same level and volume of theatres and screens as Akshay Kumar's Sooryavanshi."
It's not as though Karan Johar is opposed to digital releases.
"He is all for it, but content for OTT from Dharma Productions would be very different from the big screen projects. Liger will not be released on streaming platforms although the amount being offered by the digital platform is what a Shah Rukh Khan or Salman Khan film would normally get."
In Liger, Deverakonda turns into a full-fledged action star. He plays a mixed martial artiste, who is out to avenge the wrong done to his family.