India, Oct 2 (IndianExpress) – Former world heavyweight boxing champion Mike Tyson has been roped in for Vijay Deverakonda’s Liger, a source confirmed.
Bollywood filmmaker Karan Johar, who is bankrolling the project, also confirmed the same on his Twitter handle on Monday. “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! (sic),” he wrote on his Twitter account.
The source said Tyson will make a cameo appearance in the climax portions of the Telugu film.
Liger marks the first collaboration of actor Vijay Deverakonda and director Puri Jagannadh. The film will feature the Arjun Reddy actor as an MMA (mixed martial arts) fighter with a stutter.