Mike Tyson roped in for ‘Liger’


Chennai, Sept 28:

The recent news is that boxing legend Mike Tyson is now making his acting debut in an Indian film. He will be part of Vijay Deverakonda’s upcoming action film Liger that tells the story of a mixed martial arts expert. He will be seen in a significant and mighty role.

Vijay Deverakonda posted the following on his social media page “We promised you Madness! We are just getting started 🙂 For the first time on Indian Screens. Joining our mass spectacle – #LIGER . The Baddest Man on the Planet. The God of Boxing, The Legend, the Beast, the Greatest of all Time! IRON MIKE TYSON #NamasteTYSON”

Directed by Puri Jagannadh, Liger is a sports drama starring Vijay Deverakonda and Ananya Panday in lead roles. The film was set to release in theatres on September 9. However, due to the uncertainty surrounding theatres reopening, the makers decided to postpone the film. In June, Vijay Deverakonda took to Twitter to quash Liger’s Rs 200 crore OTT deal rumour, saying that it’s too little and he will do more in theatres. Liger will see Vijay undergo a physical transformation to play a boxer. The film will be co-produced by Charmme Kaur, Karan Johar and Puri Jagannadh.


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