Is Tiger Shroff making his Hollywood debut with a big action film?
Tiger Shroff has established himself as an action hero in Bollywood but it seems like the actor has some even bigger plans up his sleeve.
According to a report in Mumbai Mirror, the actor is all set to take his death-defying stunts (and all that muscle!) to Hollywood. The 28-year-old actor has caught the eye of a top Hollywood producer, Lawrence Kasanoff who allegedly flew to Mumbai over the weekend for a final round of discussions with him for his next big project.
According to a source, Shroff had several meetings with Kasanoff (who has Mortal Kombat series, Dirty Dancing, Platoon to his credit among others).
“Along with Larry, a big studio head, some of their associates and Emmy Award-winning writer, Sean Catherine Derek of the Batman series had also flown to India. Sanjay Grover, who has been a part of the project for the last one year, was also present at the meetings,” added the source.
“Larry shared the script of his film with Sanjay who suggested they bring on board a fresh new face to play the lead and strongly recommended his childhood buddy, Tiger to play the lead. Larry and his team were impressed with Tiger who they felt has an international look, is trained in martial arts, has a large fan following and has age on his side,” said the source.
Sanjay is Gulshan Grover’s son and has previously served as director, Special Projects at Hollywood Studio, Metro Goldwyn Mayer (MGM), for over a decade. He has also been associated with films like The Hobbit, The Zookeeper, Fame, Creed and the James Bond franchise.
With the goal of making movies for the world market, the team flew into India for the final round of discussions with him.
“This could be the biggest break for an Indian actor in a big budget, mainstream Hollywood film which could spin into a worldwide franchise like Mortal Kombat. Casting an Indian actor in the main lead in a Hollywood film is a first for Larry too,” asserted the source, adding that Tiger could be fighting Jackie Chan, Chuck Norris and Bruce Lee’s daughter, Shannon Lee in the film.
Here's hoping this works out for Shroff! For the time being, Tiger is all set to star in Siddharth Anand’s official Hindi remake of Sylvester Stallone’s Rambo.