Vijay Deverakonda's upcoming film 'Liger' to star Mike Tyson!
Vijay Deverakonda's next film Liger has been making a lot of headlines for the past few months and it has now caught our attention because of a big update. Reportedly, boxing legend Mike Tyson will be seen playing a significant role in the upcoming pan-India film. Helmed by Telugu director Puri Jagannadh, the movie will introduce Tyson to Indian cinema for the first time.
'We promised you Madness,' tweets Deverakonda, while sharing the news
The Telugu superstar took to his official Twitter account to announce the big news. "We promised you Madness! We are just getting started," he wrote. "For the first time on Indian Screens. Joining our mass spectacle - #LIGER The Baddest Man on the Planet The God of Boxing The Legend, the Beast, the Greatest of all Time! IRON MIKE TYSON," the actor added.
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Deverakonda will portray a MMA fighter in the movie
The film, which comes with the tagline "Saala Crossbreed," narrates the story of an MMA (mixed martial art) fighter played by the Arjun Reddy actor. The film also stars Ramya Krishnan and Ronit Roy in prominent roles. Under the banners of Dharma Productions and Puri Connects, the film is being jointly produced by Karan Johar, Charmme Kaur, Hiroo Yash Johar, Apoorva Mehta, and Jagannadh.
Ananya Panday is playing the female lead
Bollywood actress Ananya Panday will be the female lead in this film. The shooting of Liger is currently underway in Goa and the movie is set to be released in Hindi, Telugu, Tamil, Kannada, and Malayalam. A source, while talking to a portal, revealed the former world's number one heavyweight boxer will make a cameo appearance in the climax portions of the film.
The film marks first collaboration of Deverakonda and Jagannadh
Makarand Deshpande, Vishu Reddy, Ali, and Getup Srinu round up the stellar cast of Liger. Interestingly, the film marks the first teaming up of the Pokiri director and Deverakonda. Kecha has been assigned the duty to direct the high-octane action sequences that are going to get featured in the film. Apart from this, Deverakonda also has ventures by Shiva Nirvana and Sukumar in waiting.Share this timeline