Vijay Deverakonda and Shanmukhapriya
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The singing reality show, Indian Idol 12 turned out to be a successful venture despite being mired with numerous controversies. Even the contestants of the show have found a huge fan following for themselves. Moreover, there were plenty of music composers, singers and even filmmakers who have made deals with the contestants to collaborate with them in some projects in future. Speaking of which, Shanmukhapriya who has always been on the receiving end of criticism has bagged a project already, well, with none other than Arjun Reddy star Vijay Deverakonda. 

If one may recall, in one of the episodes of India Idol 12, Vijay had promised that he will be collaborating with Shanmukhapriya for his upcoming film. As promised, he has fulfiled his deal with the singing sensation as he roped in her for his film, Liger that is bankrolled by Karan Johar. Announcing the same, Deverakonda took to his Instagram account and dropped a video captioning, “Welcome @shanmukhapriya_1925 on board #Liger There is no greater happiness than being able to make someone’s dream come true 🙂 Team #Liger welcomes this little rockstar SMP on board our terrific album!” 

Even Shanmukha shared the same video on her page and backed it with, “Thank you so much @thedeverakonda sir!! It means a lot!! No words to express how happy I am!!” Watch the video here:


In the video, we hear Shanmukhapriya saying, “First of all, I would have never expected this that Vijay Deverakonda sir would support me. Him talking about me, watch me perform… I never expected this. So, when I saw the video I was totally and completely in shock. I just couldn’t believe that he was talking about me.” 

She further expressed how a huge fan she is of Vijay Deverakonda while thanking him for all the love and support. She is also pretty excited to work with him on his film. In the video, Vijay gives warm greetings to Shanmukha and her mother while they discuss her Indian Idol 12 journey and more.

Helmed by Puri Jagannadh, Liger also stars Ananya Panday and Charmmekaur in pivotal roles.

Also Read: Indian Idol 12 Grand Finale: Vijay Deverakonda sends a special message for finalist Shanmukhapriya, asks her to sing in his film; Watch Video