Vijay Deverakonda was in Dubai on Sunday night, not just as a spectator for the India vs Pakistan cricket match but also to promote his new film, Liger.

Dressed in a kurta-pyjama paired with a waistcoat, the actor looked simple and dapper in the desi outfit with sunglasses on. Fans watching the match were excited when he came on-screen, looking invested in the outcome of the match. The film’s production team also took to social media to share pictures of Vijay from Dubai, writing, “We are INDIANS. Sab ki #WaatLagaDenge. #Liger @TheDeverakonda at the #INDvPAK Match extending his support to TEAM INDIA in the Epic rivalry. (sic)”

Liger, directed by Puri Jagannadh and also starring Ananya Panday in the lead role, hit screens on Thursday. The film received lukewarm response from fans and critics alike, even from its US premiers. Releasing in multiple languages including Telugu and Hindi, the film saw Vijay play the titular character. He played a chai-wala who goes on to represent India at MMA championships. Ananya played a social media influencer while Ramya Krishnan played his mother in the film. Ronit Roy and Mike Tyson played key roles.

Vijay has another film lined up with Puri, titled JGM, that’s yet to go on-floors and has fans worried. He also shot for a film called Kushi with Shiva Nirvana and Samantha Ruth Prabhu.

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