Actor Vijay Deverakonda recently made a dashing debut on ‘Koffee With Karan’ alongside his ‘Liger’ co-star Ananya Panday. In the episode, he spoke about the prospects of posing nude, and whether he would be willing to endorse a condom brand. The show’s host, Karan Johar asked Vijay a series of questions in a ‘Do or Die’ segment in the rapid-fire round.
One of the questions he asked was, “Would you or would you not pose naked for an international magazine." In response, Vijay said, “I wouldn't mind if shot well.” Asked if he would endorse a condom brand in the same segment, Vijay not only said yes but also endorsed it on the spot. He said, “I think it's a really smart, safe thing to do if you don't want to have ten babies. This is my endorsement right now.”
Karan asked Ananya whether she doll like to see him “completely nude”. She replied, “I have a little bit, in ‘Liger’. But I mean, who wouldn’t?” Vijay had bared it all in the upcoming movie's poster, covering his modesty with just a bunch of roses. The poster read, "Saala crossbreed.”
Vijay will mark his first collaboration with Ananya with the movie, which also marks his Bollywood debut. In the film, Vijay plays the character of a kickboxer who went from being ‘chaiwaala’ in Mumbai to become a professional boxer, competing in the US. The movie features Ramya Krishnan as his mother and a much-awaited cameo by Mike Tyson. The film, directed by Puri Jagannadh and produced by Karan Johar, is all set to hit theatres on August 25. It will be released in Hindi, Tamil, Telugu, Kannada, and Malayalam.