Being identified as action hero is enough for Tiger

Hrithik and Tiger have collaborated for the first time and, going by the hype surrounding the film, the makers have added 200 screens for War.

By Author  |  Published: 5th Oct 2019  6:01 pm
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Actor Tiger Shroff, who has emerged as one of the most bankable young stars in Bollywood, has said that being identified as an action hero is more than enough for him. “I enjoy doing action films. Today, whatever I have achieved is because of the films I have done, primarily the action films.

All my inspirations like Jackie Chan and Hrithik Roshan have been big action heroes. So, I am inspired to be like them and I am inspired to do things like them,” said Tiger, while interacting with the media at the success meet of his new release War on Friday in Mumbai. He was accompanied by his co-stars in the film, Hrithik Roshan and Vaani Kapoor, and the film’s director Siddharth Anand.

On his action hero tag, he added: “Currently, my peers are doing such amazing work, so how does one create an identity for oneself? I just want to create my own identity. When people identify me as an action hero, for me that’s more than enough.”Tiger’s past action hits include Heropanti, Baaghi, A Flying Jatt and Baaghi 2. He will next be seen doing heavy-duty action in Baaghi 3 and the Bollywood remake of the cult Hollywood hit, Rambo.

War made Rs 23.10 crore on Thursday, taking its two-day collection to Rs 77.7 crore. Hrithik and Tiger have collaborated for the first time and, going by the hype surrounding the film, the makers have added 200 screens for War.

“The day I came to know I would be working in a two-hero film with Hrithik Roshan, I told myself I can’t get a bigger opportunity than this. It was like ticking off one thing on my ‘to do’ list. This film has been an educational and empowering journey,” said Tiger, talking about collaborating with Hrithik in War.

“I feel War is a really special film for me because he (Hrithik Roshan) is somebody I look up to so, it was easy in a way to relate to my character, because my character looks up to his character in the film as well. It was a genuine feeling for me,” Tiger added.With a screen count of 4,000 including Hindi, Tamil and Telugu prints, War is doing well in South India too, despite stiff competition from Chiranjeevi’s Sye Raa Narasimha Reddy.