Tiger Shroff on why he could be a pop­u­lar web slinger

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HE MAY HAVE been of­fered to play John Rambo in the In­dian re­make of Hol­ly­wood star Sylvester Stal­lone’s iconic film Rambo but Tiger Shroff said work­ing in the West is still out of his reach.

Shroff said it is tough to crack Hol­ly­wood as even “ex­pe­ri­enced” ac­tresses like Priyanka Cho­pra and Deepika Padukone also have to give au­di­tions to bag films there.

“I am sure, it will be dif­fi­cult to get into Hol­ly­wood. Stars, who are big­ger and more ex­pe­ri­enced than me, have worked so hard to be there.

“Priyanka and Deepika, both of them are at the top of their game, and have been au­di­tion­ing for films. So, there is a long way to go for me (in Hol­ly­wood),” Tiger said.

He, how­ever, said that he is open to act­ing in Hol­ly­wood, pro­vided there is an ex­cit­ing of­fer.

The 27-year-old ac­tor, who has voiced Spi­der-Man in the Hindi ver­sion of Spi­der-Man: Home­com­ing, said it was one su­per­hero he al­ways wanted to play since his child­hood.

“I have been a fan of su­per hero films, es­pe­cially of Spi­der-Man. My dream is half-ful­filled. I want to play Spi­der Man and this is one step closer for me. I think what­ever Spi­der-Man does I can also do. And that too in a lesser bud­get as I don’t use ca­bles.”

Spi­der-Man: Home­com­ing is an up­com­ing Amer­i­can su­per­hero film based on the Mar­vel Comics char­ac­ter Spi­der-Man and is set to re­lease on July 7.

“I had to play two parts— one of Peter Parker and Spi­der-Man. As Spi­der-Man, I had to get into the char­ac­ter so I was ac­tu­ally wear­ing the mask and dub­bing for the fight se­quences I was mov­ing and shout­ing and re­act­ing to the hits. I was fight­ing like Spi­der Man. So it was all sur­real.”

The Baaghi 2 ac­tor con­sid­ers Hrithik Roshan and Jackie Shroff his favourite su­per­heroes.

“My father was In­dia’s first su­per­hero. He did a film Shiva Ka In­saaf in 1985. It was In­dia’s first 3D su­per­hero film. He is my hero, su­per­hero and for all chil­dren be it son or daugh­ter, their father is their first su­per­hero.”

When asked which su­per­hero char­ac­ter he would like to play on screen, he said, “If there is a movie ever made on the Ma­hab­harata, I would love to play the char­ac­ter of Hanu­man ji or Ram ji.” PTI

Tiger Shroff poses for lens­men dur­ing a pro­mo­tional event for the Hindi ver­sion of Spi­der-Man Home­com­ing in Mum­bai

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