Mumbai: Tiger Shroff will be ready to go on floors with his desi ‘Rambo’ avatar in March next year.
The film is an out-and-out action extravaganza reinventing Sylvester Stallone’s iconic John Rambo for Bollywood buffs, and has been generating a buzz ever since director Siddharth Anand announced his decision to make the film.
“‘Rambo’ is a global icon. When we launched the film at Cannes, we realised the magnanimity of the character. When we spoke to journalists from across the world, they were all very enthused and keen to know what we will do with it because it’s a much-loved character,” the director told a news agency, around the time when the ‘Rambo’ remake’s poster was unveiled at Cannes in 2017.
The original Hollywood series starring Stallone is about John Rambo, a troubled Vietnam War veteran and former US Army Special Forces soldier.
“India doesn’t have that history, so obviously there had to be a major adaptation in the sense of character, story and setting. That’s why the project has taken two years. We have taken the mythology of ‘Rambo’ forward and that’s what we are playing on, more than remaking it,” Anand said.