Mike Tyson, the boxing icon, is poised to make his Bollywood debut in the forthcoming sports drama “Liger,” starring Vijay Deverakonda and Anaya Pandey. “Liger” is directed by Puri Jagannath, who is also co-producing the film alongside Karan Johar’s Dharma Productions under his company Puri Connects. Tyson’s casting was announced on Twitter by Dharma Productions.
Mike Tyson Making His Bollywood Debut
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!
— Vijay Deverakonda (@TheDeverakonda) September 27, 2021
The video announcement of Dharma Production said that they were delighted to present Mike Tyson on Indian screens for the first time. Being a boxing legend himself, it is a great honor to have him on board in this film. As Tyson has agreed to join the cast of Liger, the film is generating more excitement in the audience.
Liger also stars Ronit Roy, Ramya Krishnan, Getup Srinu, and Makarand Deshpande in supporting roles, apart from Vijay Deverakonda and Ananya Panday leading roles. Sunil Shetty will also allegedly feature as Deverakonda’s character’s father in a flashback scene. Puri Jagannadh wrote and directed the sports action movie. Liger is now being filmed in Hindi and Telugu at the same time and will be dubbed in Malayalam, Kannada, and Tamil.
What Is The Film About?
— Dharma Productions (@DharmaMovies) September 27, 2021
The film is a boxing-based film in which Vijay Deverakonda will play a kickboxer. We will see him following a strict routine of kickboxing, martial arts, and intense workout as the job requires, and he has gone out of his way for his physical transformation, even traveling to Thailand to train.
This will be Vijay Deverakonda’s first Hindi film and Ananya Panday’s first Telugu film. The first poster of the film is already released, and fans are excited to see it. The shooting of this film began last year in January.
Although the directors thought of casting Janhvi Kapoor first in this film as the female lead, we are now informed that it stars Ananya Panday instead. We have no confirmation yet on Tyson’s role, but we think he will face Vijay Deverakonda in the boxing ring sometime in the movie.
With Mike Tyson making his Bollywood debut, we hope Liger will be a great hit in the history of Indian Cinema. As the stars promised that the movie would be filled with fun and action that the nation would love, we hope it turns out to be true. The film will release on 9th September in the theatres near you, and we will inform you of more of its updates.