Laughing off the prankish reports which claim Mike Tyson is being paid more than leading man Vijay Deverakonda in the sports film Liger, a source very close to the project who didn’t want to be named, wonders where and how this assumption was made.
“Vijay is the film’s life and breath. His in almost every frame of Liger. He is the hero of the film, in the truest sense. He has been paid a very impressive fee, something that Karan Johar has never paid any newcomer. Mr. Tyson will feature in the climactic fight. He is no doubt a legend. And he will be paid accordingly,” says the source, and adds that comparing the two remunerations is the height of desktop conjecture.
The source adds, “You don’t know what Vijay has been paid. You don’t know what Mr. Tyson will be paid. Then how do you know who is being paid more or being paid less. This is like declaring Sylvester Stallone was paid more than Akshay Kumar in that Sajid Nadiadwala production (Kambakkht Ishq).”
Apparently Vijay Deverakonda and Mike Tyson will feature in a fight at the climax of the film.