Tiger Shroff will step into the shoes of Hollywood icon Sylvester Stallone in the Indian remake of Rambo. Bang Bang, director Siddharth Anand will direct the film.
For the last few days, there were murmurs in the industry that Tiger Shroff will star in the Bollywood retelling of Sylvester Stallone’s cult hit Rambo.
Now Tiger himself has confirmed the news, that he will be signed for the Hindi remake of Rambo, which will be directed by Bang Bang director Siddarth Anand.
The film will be produced by M! Capital Ventures, Original Entertainment, Impact Films and Siddharth Anand Pictures
"Being a martial artist and a huge action movie buff since childhood, this all looks very surreal, and I'm very thankful for this opportunity. By no means do I believe I can replace the legendary Sylvester Stallone; however, I do feel that somehow this is something I've been preparing for since childhood," added Tiger.
The film revolves around the story of a solider, who is the last surviving member of an elite covert unit. He returns home to find out about the ongoing war within the country and faces the enemy upfront and causes them the maximum damage.
Siddharth said, “Rambo is one of the most iconic action blockbuster films from my generation. I grew up looking up to heroes such as Stallone, and in a time where the Indian industry is lacking action characters of Rambo's caliber, this is a perfect time to introduce Tiger in this role."
The principal photography for the film will begin in February. The film will be released in late February 2018.
"I cannot wait to work with Tiger on this film. He has that aura about him, a power and vulnerability that will make him the next iconic action hero of our time,” he further added.