Sylvester Stallone retracts his harsh words on Rambo remake, wishes Tiger Shroff luck
Mumbai: Tiger Shroff, who has been roped in to play the title role in the upcoming Indian adaptation of popular Hollywood actioner Rambo, says he is 'humbled and blessed' to step into Sylvester Stallone's shoes.
I read recently they are remaking Rambo in India… I wish them luck .. Great character.. https://t.co/y06bRZY49w
— Sylvester Stallone (@TheSlyStallone) May 19, 2017
I actually excited in my heart whenever young artist get an rare opportunity to reach for the… https://t.co/fLZtY4Q6ue
— Sylvester Stallone (@TheSlyStallone) May 21, 2017
"Grew up on this character, humbled and blessed to step into his shoes years later. Rambo remake," Tiger posted on Twitter on Saturday.
The 27-year-old also released the first look of the film in which he can be seen in an intense look and chiseled physique - much like Stallone's look in the original Rambo franchise.
The remake will be directed by Siddharth Anand and co-produced by M! Capital Ventures, Original Entertainment, Impact Films and Siddharth Anand Pictures, reports an online portal.
It will follow life of last surviving member of an elite covert unit of the Indian Armed Forces who returns home to discover a war waging in his own land and how he unleashes mayhem by becoming an unstoppable machine after tough training.
Tiger, son of actor Jackie Shroff and a martial arts expert, entered Bollywood in 2014 with Heropanti, and followed up his act with films like Baaghi and A Flying Jatt. He is also working on projects like Munna Michael and Baaghi 2.