Mumbai, Sept 28, 2021: Now, legendary boxer Mike Tyson will make his Bollywood debut in Dharma Productions’ much-anticipated film Liger starring Vijay Deverakonda and Ananya Panday in lead roles.
Mike Tyson to make his Bollywood debut
Boxing legend Mike Tyson is set to make his Bollywood debut in the upcoming sports drama feature Liger. The sports drama is directed by Puri Jagannath, who is also backing the film via his banner Puri Connects along with Karan Johar’s Dharma Productions.
Dharma Productions made Tyson’s casting announcement on its official Twitter page.
“Introducing the master of the ring to the Indian screens! Kicked to announce that the dynamite @MikeTyson has joined the cast of #Liger!” the tweet read.
Mike Tyson to act in Liger
Deverkonda, too, took to Twitter and announced the same. He said that they had promised madness and it’s just getting started. The Arjun Reddy actor described the legendary boxer as the “baddest man on the planet and the God of boxing.”
“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,” the Nota actor tweeted.
Teaser video with boxing legend released
While details of Tyson’s role are yet to be revealed, as per the teaser video it appears he will face off with Deverakonda’s character in the boxing ring.
Considered to be one of the greatest heavyweight boxers of all time, Tyson most famously played a fictionalised version of himself in the 2009 Hollywood hit film The Hangover and its 2011 sequel The Hangover Part II.
He has also starred in Ip Man 3, the 2015 film in the popular Hong Kong martial arts film series.
Liger marks Deverakonda’s debut in Bollywood and will be released theatrically in Telugu, Tamil, Kannada and Malayalam. The makers are yet to announce the release date.