Legendary boxing champion, Mike Tyson, is all set to make his Bollywood debut in Vijay Deverakonda and Ananya Panday’s starrer film, Liger. Bollywood filmmaker, Karan Johar, announced the news on Monday on social media platforms.
Talking about Liger, it will be a pan-India film. The film will also feature Vishu Reddy, Ronit Roy, Ramya Krishnan, Aali, Getup Srinu, and Makarand Deshpande in pivotal roles.
Boxing champion Mike Tyson to star in Liger, announced Karan Johar
Announcing it on Twitter, Karan Johar wrote, “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.” The introductory monochrome video shared by the producer said, “We are proud to announce, for the first time on Indian screens. The man who created history. Unbeatable icon, one and only legend, the great Mike Tyson, is on board for our prestigious project.”
Mike Tyson is one of the most popular boxers in the world. In 1986, he became the youngest heavyweight champion in boxing history ever at the age of 20. For those who don’t know, the boxer was sentenced to 6 years of jail for raping an 18-year-old girl.
Apart from his boxing career, Mike has also starred in Hollywood films in 2009, The Hangover, and The Hangover Part II in 2011. In 2015, the boxer also appeared in the famous Hong Kong martial arts film series, Ip Man 3.
Mike Tyson in Fool N Final
While fans are celebrating the news of Mike starring in Liger, this is not the first time that he appeared on the silver screens in India. In 2007, he appeared for a cameo role in the comedy film Fool N Final. Helmed by Ahmed Khan, the film featured Shahid Kapoor, Sunny Deol, Ayesha Takia, Viveka Oberoi, and Sameera Reddy in titular roles.