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Mike Tyson eyes Bollywood debut
Mike Tyson
The deal with Tyson should be done 'in the next few days'
Former world heavyweight boxing champion Mike Tyson is set to make his Bollywood debut this year, starring in a music video for an upcoming film.

Tyson is due to star in a promotional video for a Hindi film, Fool-n-Final, a comedy centred on a bunch of criminals.

The film is being produced by Firoz Nadiadwala. His spokeswoman, Nisha Chothani, said the contract with Tyson was nearly ready.

She said Tyson was expected in India soon for the filming.

'Good idea'

"We are negotiating, finalising details such as contracts and other things and everything should be decided upon in the next few days," Ms Chothani told the BBC News website.

Mike Tyson
Tyson courted controversy during his career

So why Tyson? "One of the actors in the film plays the role of a boxer and the producer thought it would be a good idea to have Mike Tyson in the promotional video," Ms Chothani said.

Tyson is expected to feature alongside actors in the film, namely Shahid Kapur, Viviek Oberoi, Ayesha Takia and Sunny Deol.

Firoz Nadiadwala produced last year's hit film, Phir Hera Pheri (More Fraud).

Tyson became the youngest champion in heavyweight history when he won the title aged 20 in 1986.

In 1992 he was convicted of rape, eventually serving half of his six-year jail term.

In 1997, he was fined $3m for biting opponent Evander Holyfield's ear during a fight.

The Bollywood film is scheduled for release in the next few months.


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