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The Enforcement Directorate on Wednesday questioned actor Vijay Deverakonda from 8.30 am on 30 November, with connection to ‘illegal’ foreign funding of the film 'Liger', news agency ANI reported. According to people familiar with the matter, Vijay was questioned in a case related to an alleged FEMA (Foreign Exchange Management Act, 1999) violation.

Vijay was recently seen in a sports action film 'Liger' alongside Ananya Panday which failed to impress the audience at the box office.

According to reports, the financial probe agency had earlier issued summons to Puri Jagannadh and Charmee - the makers of ‘Liger’ on 17 November, over alleged foreign investment into the film or violation of the Foreign Exchange Management Act, or FEMA. 

Backed by Karan Johar's Dharma Productions, the film also stars Ramya Krishnan. The film revolves around a young guy, Liger (Vijay) and his widowed mother Balamani (Ramya Krishnan), who have come from Telangana to Mumbai because she wants to see her son become a national MMA (Mixed Martial Arts) champion.

Liger was the Telugu actor's Hindi debut. The film was reportedly made with a budget of some 100 crore.

Vijay underwent mixed martial arts training in Thailand while he prepared for his character in Liger. The film was shot simultaneously in Telugu and Hindi. Besides Telugu, Vijay has dubbed his lines in Hindi as well. The film marked American boxer Mike Tyson's Bollywood debut as well.

Meanwhile, the actor is preparing to make a grand comeback from his next Pan-India action thriller, 'Jana Gana Mana,' slated to be released in 2023.

Reportedly, the 'Arjun Reddy' actor is about to begin shooting for his next film 'Jana Gana Mana' with director Puri Jaggannadh.

The 'World Famous Lover' will also be seen in an upcoming romantic drama film 'Khusi' alongside south actor Samantha Ruth Prabhu, which is all set to hit the theatres on December 23, 2022.

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