Mumbai: Boxing icon Mike Tyson will soon make his Bollywood debut with 'Liger'. Liger is an Indian sports action film which is written and directed by Puri Jagannadh. The film will be jointly produced by Karan Johar, Chamme Kaur, Apoorva Mehta, Hiroo Yash and Jagannadh under the banners of Dharma Productions and Puri Connects.
The movie features the boxer, Mike Tyson, alongside Vijay Devrakonda and Ananya Pandey.
This news was announced by star producer Karan Johar on his official Twitter handle. He 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! #NamasteTyson."
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
A black and white clip was also uploaded to introduce Tyson. The clip says, "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 had been reportedly approached by producer Firoz Nadiadwala in 2007 for his film 'Fool n Final'. Though things might not have worked out then, Mike Tyson is all geared up to make his first appearance on Indian cinema with 'Liger'.