Tiger took Jackie Chan reference for 'Flying Jatt'Aug 4, 2016 IANS
Mumbai: Actor Tiger Shroff says that he took superstar Jackie Chan's reference for his role in the film 'Flying Jatt', and also said that he wants to become Spider Man.
While superhero films are usually out-and-out action films, 'Flying Jatt' is an action comedy. Considering Tiger will be showcasing his martial arts in the film along with comedy, "Jackie Chan was one of my references because he uses comedy so effortlessly with action", Tiger said at the music launch of the film.
"Since childhood, I have been a fan of Spider Man because, according to me, he has the maximum humanity; he is very human, very mortal. So he even gets hurt. He has a poor background, but when he wears the costume, he forgets all of that, all the pressures of the society on him.
He's just a different guy and he is just living his life; he is just a boy saving the world. So I really like that aspect and one day I want to become Spider-Man," Tiger expressed.
He added: "Since childhood, I wanted to become a superhero. When I do anything in real life, I believe that I am a superhero, like in the way I fight, dance or jump. It was a dream come true when Remo (D'Souza) sir offered me 'Flying Jatt'.
Tiger's idol Hrithik Roshan in 'Krrish', Shah Rukh Khan in 'Ra.One' and his father Jackie Shroff in the film 'Shiva Ka Insaaf' have been some of the other superheroes in the industry.
"I am playing a superhero, so early on in my career, so the journey was very difficult. All of them have been my inspirations in this. Right from Hrithik sir to my father, there is an expectation, a pressure. Lot of preparations had to be done in this film, regarding action," he said.
"I think my character is a different kind of superhero, a superhero with a twist basically," Tiger explained further.
'Flying Jatt' also stars Jacqueline Fernandez and is set to hit the screen on August 25.
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