“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,” he wrote with a promotional video, announcing Mike's entry to the team.
Liger is the first collab of actor Vijay Deverakonda and director Puri Jagannadh. The film will feature the Arjun Reddy actor being an MMA / mixed martial arts fighter having a stutter. Tyson will make a cameo appearance in climax parts of the film.
Vijay, too, was excited about sharing the screen space with the boxing legend. He said in a tweet, “We promised you Madness! We are just getting started. 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 (sic).”
Liger’s team is currently doing the action sequences in Goa under stunt choreographer Kecha. The movie also stars Ananya Paday, Ramya Krishnan, Ronit Roy, Vishu Reddy, Ali, Makarand Deshpande and Getup Srinu.