The iconic boxing legend, Mike Tyson will be turning actor for Vijay Deverakonda's next big film, Liger, directed by Puri Jagannadh. The official announcement on Mike Tyson's addition to the star cast of Liger was made this evening (Sept 27) and it has taken the fans and film buffs by big surprise. It is indeed exciting and startling to know that a legendary sportsman like Mike Tyson will be seen as an actor and it is going to be an exciting treat for the fans. The shooting of sequences between Vijay Deverakonda and Mike Tyson is expected to start very soon and it will be nothing short of a visual treat for the fans.

Sharing the announcement video on his official Twitter page, Vijay Deverakonda wrote, "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 #NamasteTYSON". This announcement has created a sensational buzz on social media and Liger has indeed turned out to be a film to watch out for. Liger is an intense action drama that is directed by Puri Jagannadh who is known for his commercial blockbuster hits like Pokiri and Businessman.

Produced by Charmme Kaur and Puri Jagannadh's Puri Connects in association with Karan Johar's Dharma Productions, Liger features the young sensation Ananya Panday as the female lead. Ramya Krishnan, Ronit Roy, Ali, Makarand Deshpande will be seen pivotal characters. The film will have songs composed by Tanishk Bagchi, while the background score is taken care of by Mani Sharma. While the film is originally being shot in Telugu and Hindi, it will have a dubbed release in Tamil, Kannada, and Malayalam, as well.

Liger will be Vijay Deverakonda's next release and the fans have pinned high hopes on the project. An official word on the film's release is awaited. For now, check out the latest official announcement on Mike Tyson acting in Vijay Deverakondas Liger here: