Mike Tyson, Vijay Deverakonda begin US schedule of ‘Liger’

Mumbai: Boxing legend Mike Tyson and south star Vijay Deverakonda have started filming for their film Liger in the US, the makers said on Tuesday.

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The upcoming sports drama feature is directed by Puri Jagannath of Pokkiri fame. He is also producing the movie along with Karan Johar’s Dharma Productions.

In a Twitter post, Dharma Productions shared the update about the latest shooting schedule of the film with an on-set photograph of Tyson and Deverakonda.

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It’s time! The legend vs. Liger #Liger #USAscheduleBegins, the tweet read.

In the film, Deverakonda features as a boxer and though the makers haven’t shared details about Tyson’s role, the two will reportedly have a face-off in the ring.

Deverakonda, 32, expressed his excitement to shoot with the boxing icon and said the film will forever be special.

This man is love. Every moment I am making memories! And this one will forever be special.. #Liger Vs The Legend.. When I came face to face with Iron @MikeTyson, he wrote.

Tyson, one of the greatest heavyweight boxers of all time, has been part of movies like Hollywood hit The Hangover , its 2011 sequel The Hangover Part II , in which he played a fictionalised version of himself, and 2015’s Ip Man 3 .

He is making his Bollywood debut with Liger .

Also featuring Ananya Panday, Liger will be released theatrically in five languages–Hindi, Telugu, Tamil, Kannada, and Malayalam.

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