Director Puri Jagannadh’s pan-Indian film ‘Liger’ is one of the most anticipated movies that fans are eagerly waiting for. The film will star Vijay Deverakonda who will essay the role of a boxer in the film. The film’s team recently announced that they will also have the boxing legend, Mike Tyson, on board. The film narrates the story of a mixed martial arts person who will feature 'Iron Mike' in the significant role. On Monday, Bollywood filmmaker Karan tweeted saying, '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! (sic)'. There are rumours that Mike is getting paid a huge amount compared to South superstar Vijay.
Without revealing the actual figure, a source close to the film revealed, "Mike is getting a huge amount, it's a little higher than Vijay's remuneration." Even though it is a small role, but Mike is a legend and deserves what he has demanded, says the source, further adding, "The team and Vijay have been thrilled to have him on board and these figures don't matter. At the end of the day, the aim is to create a phenomenal experience for the audience and team Liger is well on their way for delivering that."
Liger is currently being filmed in Goa and it is produced by Karan Johar’s Dharma Productions and Charmme Kaur. Apart from Vijay and Mike, Ananya Pandey will play the female lead role in the film. Ramya Krishnan and Ronit Roy play prominent roles in Liger. The movie will have a simultaneous release in Telugu, Hindi, Tamil, Kannada, and Malayalam.
On the work front, Vijay has several projects with Shiva Nirvana and Sukumar in his kitty.
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