On Monday, producer Karan Johar revealed that former boxing champion Mike Tyson will probably be a part of his upcoming movie, Liger. His affiliation with the movie is being pitched as one thing seen ‘first time on Indian screens’. While it’s true that he has by no means acted in a Bollywood movie earlier than, Mike has beforehand promoted one.
In 2007, he was seen in a promotional music in Ahmed Khan’s Fool N Final. The movie was a multi-starrer, an adaptation of Hollywood movie Snatched. It starred Shahid Kapoor, Sunny Deol, Vivek Oberoi, Ayesha Takia, Johnny Lever, Paresh Rawal, Vijay Raaz, Arbaaz Khan and others.
In the promotional video, the whole cast dances to upbeat music. Footage of Mike Tyson within the boxing ring, getting out of his automotive, or punching Sunny Deol’s cardboard cutout is peppered all through the music video. He would not work together with the precise cast in any respect.
Speaking about roping in Mike for the video, Ahmed had informed Rediff in 2007, “We needed a special appearance from a celebrity to promote the film without him necessarily being part of it. I asked my producer to speak to Mike Tyson. We shot Tyson’s sequences in Las Vegas. If I had taken him in the film, it would have amounted to cheating the audiences, which we never wanted to do. It was fun working with him.”
Mike is among the many most well-known boxers on the planet. H 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.
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Liger isn’t Mike’s first movie 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 Part II. He has additionally starred in Ip Man 3, the 2015 movie within the common Hong Kong martial arts movie collection.
Liger stars Vijay Deverakonda and Ananya Panday in lead roles. It will probably be launched theatrically in 5 languages — Hindi, Telugu, Tamil, Kannada and Malayalam. A launch date has not been introduced but.