Rising star Tiger Shroff will be playing the iconic action character in the Rambo remake, which will be directed by Siddharth Anand (Bang Bang) and co-produced by M!
Anticipation for the Indian Rambo is huge across the country, where the casting of the lead character had been generating a great deal of speculation in the local media.
The project’s producing team includes Anand, Daljit DJ Parmar, Samir Gupta, Hunt Lowry, Saurabh Gupta and Gulzar Inder Chahal.
“Being a martial artist and a huge action movie buff since childhood, this all seems very surreal, and I’m very grateful for this opportunity,” said Shroff recently.
“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.”
The first orignal Rambo film released in 1982, which made over $125 million at the box office worldwide. Since then, the film has been followed by a number of successful remakes, including the most recent Rambo (2008), which earned $113 million around the world.
“Rambo is one of the most iconic action blockbuster films from my generation,” said Anand, who also directed Bang Bang, the successful Indian remake ($55 million worldwide) of Tom Cruise’s Knight and Day.
“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.”
Anand further said, “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.”