July 19, 2016 9:31:35 pm
Actor Tiger Shroff and director Remo D’Souza of the upcoming superhero film A Flying Jatt, say that with the films on superheroes in the Hindi film industry, it is possible to have an Indian version of the popular Hollywood franchise Avengers.
“If we talk about Hollywood, there is ‘Spider-Man’ there is ‘Superman’, there is ‘Captain America’, we should be proud that one day probably an Indian ‘Avengers’ film will be made, because we have ‘Krrish’, we have ‘Ra.One’ and we have now a ‘A Flying Jatt’, if you’re accepting my film,” Tiger said at the trailer launch of the film.
Remo added: “It is strange that here someone makes ‘Superman’ then it is like ‘khabardar agar ‘Spider-Man’ banaya toh (dare you make ‘Spider-Man’). Everyone is there, ‘Superman’, ‘Spider-Man’, ‘Captain America’, Avengers, why can’t we do it?”
Avengers is a popular comic series by Marvel Comics which has been made into two films already. The franchise is popular for the numerous superheroes such as Iron Man, Captain America, Thor, Black Widow among others coming together in the same film.
While there have been Indian superheroes like Shaktimaan or Tiger’s father Jackie Shroff in Shiva Ka Insaaf, Hrithik Roshan’s Krrish is often considered the first superhero in Hindi films.
“I am a huge fan of ‘Krrish’, Tiger himself is a big fan of Hrithik and the film. We don’t proceed with the thought that we want to make ‘Krrish’ or any other film because we can’t do that; we are making our own film. Ours is a small film.I wanted a superhero who is innocent, adorable and like us. He has the powers but he himself doesn’t know how to use them.
“I wanted to make a different superhero film, I had seen many films and I had many questions when I used to see ‘Spider-Man’ or ‘Superman’, as soon as they get the powers, they start flying and jumping, but I thought of a boy who is like us, who has a fear of heights, what if he receives superpowers?” Remo said.
A Flying Jatt also stars Jacqueline Fernandez and Nathan Jones.
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