Rambo gets a Bollywood remake

The first poster has been released for the upcoming Bollywood remake of Sylvester Stallone’s iconic action movie ‘Rambo’.

The Bollywood remake is set to star Tiger Shroff as the title-character Rambo. The movie will be directed by Siddharth Anand, who is previously known for directing the 2014 Bollywood remake of Tom Cruise’s Knight and Day, titled ‘Bang Bang!’

The film’s storyline features the Shroff playing the last surviving member of an elite covert unit of the Indian Armed Forces who returns home to find that his homeland is at war. He is then forced into hiding in the dangerous jungle and mountains of the Himalayas, where he draws on his training to destroy his enemies.

Left: Tiger Shroff, Right: Sylvester Stallone playing Rambo

In an interview with the Hollywood Reporter, Shroff expressed his gratitude for the role, he said; “Being a martial artist and a huge action movie buff since childhood, this all seems very surreal, and I’m very grateful for this opportunity…By no means do I believe I can replace the legendary Sylvester Stallone. However, I do feel that somehow this is something I’ve been preparing for since childhood.”

When news of the remake surfaced earlier this week, Hollywood star Sylvester Stallone took to social media and said, “I read recently they are remaking Rambo in India!! Great character… hope they don’t wreck it.”

He went on to add, “I actually get excited in my heart whenever young artists get a rare opportunity to reach for the stars! Eye of the Tiger! I am sure you will put all of your heart and soul into it… Never give up young man!”

Tiger posing alongside the new promo poster

Rambo is set for a late 2018 release, director of the film Anand has said he is looking forward to working with Shroff, “I cannot wait to work with Tiger on this film. He has that aura about him, a power and vulnerability that will make him the next iconic action hero of our time… Rambo is one of the most iconic action blockbuster films from my generation. I grew up looking up to heroes such as Stallone, and in a time where the Indian industry is lacking action characters of Rambo’s calibre, this is a perfect time to introduce Tiger in this role.”

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