Bollywood has great talent: Tiger Shroff
Actor Tiger Shroff, who will be seen as a superhero in the forthcoming film A Flying Jatt, says some day an Indian version of the Hollywood blockbuster The Avengers will be made.
Tiger Shroff turns into a superhero for his upcoming film, ‘A Flying Jatt.’ The actor will be essaying the role of a Sardar who acquires superhero powers and dons a blue bodysuit complete with a cape and a mask. The ‘Baaghi’ actor was seen fighting with the giant Nathan Jones of WWE fame in the film’s teaser. Tiger, said it was great to work with Jones.
“In Hollywood, there is Spider-Man, Superman, Captain America’ ... And someday, an Indian The Avengers film will be made because we have Krrish and Ra.One ... Now, we have A Flying Jatt,” Tiger said.
“All the actors are really working hard. It’s just that we (Indian artistes) have limitations when it comes to budget and that’s the only difference. In fact, what we Bollywood actors do that they (Hollywood artistes) cannot do is ... we dance, we sing, we fight and do a lot of things.
“I think our audiences are used to seeing a certain kind of cinema and someone like Remo D’souza (the film’s director) is trying to make something different. We have great talent here,” he added.
D’souza shared, “We are trying our best to be at par with the West, but we do have budget issues. But yes, half of the special effects work is done here. It’s just that our perception of viewing films is different. Yes, we are all trying to bring a change.” He might be playing a superhero in his next, but for Tiger, his superhero will always be his father and actor Jackie Shroff. Tiger said,“I think every kids’ superhero is their father, so for me, my father is my superhero.”
Praising Tiger’s performance in the movie, Director Remo D’Souza says, “When it comes to action, it was a treat to work with him. He is very powerful, but he is also a thorough professional. He is also a wrestler, so he has control over his body language. None of us were injured while we were fighting”.
D’Souza added, “I had written this script long back. I had this script even before I started directing. So, this was my first script.” The ABCD helmer wanted his superhero to be innocent, and he felt actor Tiger Shroff fit the bill.
“I wanted a superhero, who is innocent, adorable and someone who is just like us (common man)... who has powers, but doesn’t know how to use it. I wanted an innocent face, but when he does action he should look like a superhero, and who better than Tiger Shroff (for this film),” Remo said.
In the film, Tiger plays a Sikh superhero. Remo revealed he has shown the strength and importance of turban through Tiger’s character. “It’s not just the story of a superhero but also about a boy finding out his identity of being a Sikh,” the director said.
Surprisingly, Tiger, who plays the superhero in the film, is scared of heights. “I wanted to make a different kind of superhero film. I saw many superhero movies and always had questions watching Spiderman and Superman, like as soon as they get their superpowers they start jumping. I used to wonder if a guy like us, who is scared of heights, gets the power, how would he react. So, taking that thought I made this film,” Remo said. Sharing her views about the movie, the producer of the movie Ekta Kapoor said, A Flying Jatt is a pro-Sikh community film and care has been taken to ensure the content does not hurt anyone’s sentiments.
“From the script to the film, in each and every level of the film we have taken approvals and we have seen to it that no sentiments get hurt,” Ekta added. A Flying Jatt also features Jacqueline Fernandez in the lead roles.
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