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Natasha Coutinho (MUMBAI MIRROR; June 24, 2017)
Tiger Shroff had earlier revealed to Mirror (May 29) that his ultimate goal is to play Spider-Man onscreen. His dream has come partly true. The actor has lent his voice to his favourite superhero for the Hindi version of the upcoming fantasy adventure, Spider-Man: Homecoming. But he’s far from satisfied and itching to get into Spidey’s red and blue bodysuit. Tiger, who played a desi superhero in Remo D’Souza’s A Flying Jatt, asserts, “Most of what I do physically is what Spider-Man does too, only I do them without cables. Add some VFX and I can be Spider-Man too.”
Just three films old in Bollywood, you wonder if it was a challenge dubbing for another actor and he says, “No, it’s far easier dubbing when it is someone else because then your voice and dialogue delivery do not have to be in-sync with your facial expressions. It’s not as if I had to say the exact same words that Spider-Man did in English. I could improvise with the translation and then match them to his expressions.”
The second reboot in the popular series, Homecoming is directed by Jon Watts and has Peter Parker, played by Tom Holland, as a 16-year-old kid who is trying to balance his life as an ordinary high school student in Queens, New York City, while trying to save the city as a superhero from a new threat posed by the Vulture. Always conscientious, Tiger went the extra mile to get under the skin of the character. “As Peter Parker, I could speak normally, but when I turned into Spider-Man. I’d wear a mask,” he informs.
The self-confessed Spidey fan then gets nostalgic, admitting that he loves all the movies in the hit franchise, his favourites being the first and the one coming up, Spider-Man: Homecoming, since he has dubbed for the latter. “Growing up, I’ve dreamt of playing Spider-Man and the dream remains. If there is another Spider-Man movie, I want to be in it. Even when I was dubbing, I was moving like I was the man in the suit,” he smiles.
Meanwhile, Tiger’s diary is full with Bollywood flicks. Sabbir Khan’s musical, Munna Michael, is ready for release and he begins shooting for Ahmed Khan’s action- packed Baaghi sequel with a month-long schedule in the capital from August. In September, he leaves for Hong Kong to train in martial arts with acclaimed action director Tony Ching for at least a month in different styles of Wushu. Also, in the wings is Karan Johar’s campus romance Student Of The Year 2 and Siddharth Anand’s Hindi remake of Sylvester Stallone’s Rambo.
“After Munna Michael releases, I immediately get into Baaghi 2. That’s a tough role for me, both physically and mentally, since the character is a lot more mature. Rambo’s poster launched at the Cannes Film Festival was appreciated and I’m excited about working with Karan and Punit Malhotra in SOTY 2. When we begin SOTY 2 and Rambo will depend on Baaghi 2,” he says.
The Baaghi sequel will see him teaming up with Ahmed Khan who has directed him in music videos like “Zindagi Aa Raha Hoon Main” and “Chal Wahan Jaate Hai”. He is paired with Disha Patani. “Ahmed sir is like family, I’ve known him so long and every time I hear something about Baaghi 2, I want to start immediately. With Disha I’m very comfortable. It won’t be difficult for us to bring our chemistry to the screen since we are great friends and get along well. I will be reuniting with Sajid Nadiadwala, my godfather in the industry, so I’m in the safest hands,” he signs off with a smile.
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