In a major announcement, the makers of the much-awaited Tollywood film ‘Liger’ made a major announcement on Monday. For the first time in the history of Indian cinema, former world heavyweight boxing champion Mike Tyson has been roped in for Vijay Deverakonda’s ‘Liger’.
Taking to his official Twitter handle, Bollywood filmmaker Karan Johar, who is bankrolling the project confirmed the news which set social media on fire. The star producer also released a black and white clip to introduce Tyson.
For the first time ever, the king of the ring will be seen on the big screens of Indian cinema! Welcoming @MikeTyson to the #LIGER team!🥊 #NamasteTyson@TheDeverakonda @ananyapandayy #PuriJagannadh @charmmeofficial @apoorvamehta18 @RonitBoseRoy @meramyakrishnan @iamVishuReddy pic.twitter.com/pl5AnUSB35
— Karan Johar (@karanjohar) September 27, 2021
According to a statement, Mike Tyson will have a significant role in ‘Liger’, and the movie is about a mixed martial arts expert. Team ‘Liger’ starring Ananya Pandey, Ramya Krishnan, Ronit Roy, Vishu Reddy, Ali, Makarand Deshpande, and Getup Srinu is now wrapping up the action sequences in Goa under the supervision of stunt choreographer Kecha.
However, it is not the first time that he has been approached to star in a Bollywood movie. Way back in 2007, the champ was reportedly approached by producer Firoz Nadiadwala for his film ‘Fool n Final’.