Mike Tyson replaced Vijay Deverakonda, Ananya Panday’s Liger
World famous boxing champion Mike Tyson will be seen playing a role in Puri Jagannadh’s Liger. While the lead roles are played by Ananya Panday and Vijay Deverakonda, Mike Tyson will be seen in a cameo role in the film. The news was confirmed by Karan Johar today, September 27, on social media.
MIKE TYSON JOINS CAST DE LIGER
After bringing in Indian Idol 12 finalist Shanmukha Priya to sing for Liger, the creators have now announced that boxing champion Mike Tyson will also be seen in the film. Relying on his official Twitter account, Karan Johar, who is funding the project, confirmed the same. He wrote: “For the very first time the King of the Ring will be seen on the big screens of Indian cinema! Welcome @MikeTyson to the #LIGER team! (sic). “
For the first time, the king of the ring will be seen on the big screens of Indian cinema! Welcoming @Mike Tyson to the #LIGER team! #NamasteTyson@TheDeverakonda @ananyapandayy #PuriJagannadh @charmmeofficial @ apoorvamehta18 @RonitBoseRoy @meramyakrishnan @iamVishuReddy pic.twitter.com/pl5AnUSB35
– Karan Johar (@karanjohar) September 27, 2021
WHO IS MIKE TYSON?
Michael Gerard Tyson or Mike Tyson is a former American professional boxer. He competed from 1985 to 2005 and is considered one of the greatest heavyweight boxers of all time.
VIJAY DEVERAKONDA TAKES FIRE ON LIGER
Vijay Deverakonda recently resumed filming his next film. On September 15, one of the co-producers, Charmme Kaur, took to Twitter to share a photo of Vijay Deverakonda on Liger sets. He was seated inside a boxing ring with his back to the camera. The co-producer also revealed that the cast and crew have resumed shooting the film. Sharing a photo of Vijay, Charmme wrote: “BLOOD SWEAT VIOLENCE starts today .. #shootmode #beastmode #LIGER #salaacrossbreed (sic).”
BLOOD SWEAT VIOLENCE
starts today .. #shootmode #beastmode #LIGER # salaacroise @TheDeverakonda #purijagannadh @ananyapandayy @karanjohar @PuriConnects @DharmaMovies @ apoorvamehta18 @IamVishuReddy @meramyakrishnan @RonitBoseRoy pic.twitter.com/KqroxPcrmu
– Charmme Kaur (@Charmmeofficial) September 15, 2021
ALL ABOUT LIGER
Directed by Puri Jagannadh, Liger is a sports drama starring Vijay Deverakonda and Ananya Panday in the lead roles. The film was scheduled to hit theaters on September 9. However, due to the uncertainty surrounding the reopening of theaters, the directors have decided to postpone the film. In June, Vijay Deverakonda took to Twitter to quash rumors of a Rs 200 crore OTT deal from Liger, saying it was too little and he would be doing more in theaters. Liger will see Vijay undergo a physical transformation to play a boxer. The film will be co-produced by Charmme Kaur, Karan Johar and Puri Jagannadh.
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