On Monday, producer Karan Johar revealed that former boxing champion Mike Tyson will likely be a part of his upcoming film, Liger. His affiliation with the film is being pitched as one thing seen ‘first time on Indian screens’. Whereas it’s true that he has by no means acted in a Bollywood film earlier than, Mike has beforehand promoted one.
In 2007, he was seen in a promotional tune in Ahmed Khan’s Idiot N Ultimate. The movie was a multi-starrer, an adaptation of Hollywood film Snatched. It starred Shahid Kapoor, Sunny Deol, Vivek Oberoi, Ayesha Takia, Johnny Lever, Paresh Rawal, Vijay Raaz, Arbaaz Khan and others.
Within the promotional video, your entire solid dances to upbeat music. Footage of Mike Tyson within the boxing ring, getting out of his automobile, or punching Sunny Deol’s cardboard cutout is peppered all through the music video. He does not work together with the precise solid in any respect.
Talking about roping in Mike for the video, Ahmed had informed Rediff in 2007, “We would have liked a particular look from a celeb to advertise the movie with out him essentially being a part of it. I requested my producer to talk to Mike Tyson. We shot Tyson’s sequences in Las Vegas. If I had taken him within the movie, it might have amounted to dishonest the audiences, which we by no means wished to do. It was enjoyable working with him.”
Mike is among the many most well-known boxers on the planet. He turned the youngest ever heavyweight champion in boxing historical past in 1986 on the age of 20. He was additionally convicted of raping an 18-year-old in 1992, for which he was sentenced to 6 years in jail however was allowed out on parole in 1995.
Liger is not Mike’s first film function both. He most famously performed a fictionalised model of himself within the 2009 Hollywood hit movie The Hangover and its 2011 sequel The Hangover Half II. He has additionally starred in Ip Man 3, the 2015 movie within the in style Hong Kong martial arts movie sequence.
Liger stars Vijay Deverakonda and Ananya Panday in lead roles. It is going to be launched theatrically in 5 languages — Hindi, Telugu, Tamil, Kannada and Malayalam. A launch date has not been introduced but.