Tiger Shroff is all geared up for his upcoming release, Baaghi 2. He will be seen opposite his rumoured lady love, Disha Patani. Both of them are on a promotional spree, since a week is left for the release.
Recently, when we met the Heropanti actor he said that he believes action has a universal language and it has mass appeal.
The action genre was one of the prominent genres in Hindi films in the 1980s and 1990s. There is a huge audience for action entertainers in the country, but only a few actors are attempting it. Tiger is one of them.
Ask him what could be the reason that his generation of actors are holding back to do action films, Tiger said, “I don’t know what is holding them back. I truly believe that action is universal language and it has mass appeal.”
He further said, “As far as I remember, all mass heroes in our industry have been action heroes. Look what Salman Khan primarily does and in my father’s (Jackie Shroff) time, Sanjay Dutt, Suny Deol and my dad, all these guys were mass heroes. So, I think action definitely appeals in our country and the whole rom-com generation or romantic and chocolate boy hero (concept) is a very urban, city, multiplex sort of flavour. But when you talk about mass appeal, it is films like Sultan, Dangal and Baaghi which do the numbers.”
“Is that true? Maybe not to the level that we are doing right now in Baaghi. Varun (Dhawan) did Badlapur, that was fantastic. Sid (Sidharth Malhotra) has done some action in Ek Villain. There are hints of it, but it’s not in the pure action genre and I don’t know why people are still not tapping into that.”
Tiger said he is happy to be doing films in the action space. “I am happy in this space (action) and I am glad that no one (his contemporaries) is really attempting it. This gives me a little more chance.”
Ask him if he is worried about being typecast as an action hero? He said, “I love that feeling because getting an identity of an action hero or dance hero gives me an acceptance in some ways. For me that’s a victory.”
After Baaghi 2 releases on March 30, Tiger will start shooting for Student Of The Year 2, followed by a dance movie with Hrithik Roshan, then Baaghi 3 and then Rambo.