Was Disha Patani the first choice for Fighter?

Vijay Deverakonda seems to not care about the outcome of his films. As reported earlier, the actor’s films after Geetha Govindam has not been profitable for producers and distributors. He was last seen in World Famous Lover, directed by Kranthi Madhav. The film’s lackluster story failed to engage the audience, which in turn couldn’t produce the desired results at the box office. The actor has moved on to his next film Fighter, which is directed by Puri Jagannadh. Fighter is a Hindi and Telugu bilingual with Ananya Panday playing the female lead. Now, we hear that Ananya was not the first choice for Vijay Deverakonda in Fighter.

Reportedly, the makers had approached Disha Patani to romance Vijay Deverakonda in the film. However, after hearing the film’s narration, the actress rejected the film for reasons best known to her. After Disha turned down the film, the makers had approached Ananya Panday. Now, that the actress has accepted the offer, she will be making her debut in Telugu with the film. The shooting is currently taking place in Mumbai. Karan Johar, who had been keen on Telugu films will co-produce the film with Puri Jagannath and Charmme Kaur.

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