Telugu heartthrob Vijay Deverakonda and Bollywood's newest darling Ananya Panday have teamed up for an action-thriller titled Liger. Directed by Puri Jagannadh, the pan-India film is one of the much-awaited projects of 2021. After a break, Vijay resumed the shooting of Liger on September 15 and shared a picture from the boxing ring. It appears the actor plays a professional boxer in the film.
Keeping the story and narrative of Liger in mind, the makers have roped in a professional boxer to star in the film. He is none other than former American boxer Mike Tyson. Karan Johar, the producer of Liger, made the announcement today on social media. Welcoming Mike on board, Karan 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!"
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
Also known as "Iron Mike", "Kid Dynamite" and "The Baddest Man on the Planet", Mike is said to be one of the greatest heavyweight boxers of all time. He is known for his ferocious and intimidating boxing style. After being embroiled in multiple controversies, Mike announced his retirement in 2005.
Liger also stars Ramya Krishnan, Ronit Roy and Vishu Reddy among others. The film will be released in Hindi, Telugu, Tamil, Kannada and Malayalam. It is jointly produced by Puri Jagannadh, Karan Johar and Charmme Kaur.