The first look of Tiger Shroff as Rambo in the Bollywood remake of the film Image: Twitter
Sylvester Stallone surely is a large-hearted man! Though he initially had doubts about Bollywood's decision to remake Rambo with Tiger Shroff in the lead role, he later gave the project his blessings and wished the team well in its endeavours. He even personally addressed Tiger in his Instagram message and said that he loves it when young artistes get an opportunity to go for their dreams. Sweet!
"Some people like to read into words and twist them.. good luck Tiger , go fight the good fight, keep punching ,oh , for the Record , I love it when young artists get an opportunity to go for their dreams!," Stallone wrote.
Stallone's first reaction on hearing the news spoke of his skepticism regarding the project. “I read recently they are remaking Rambo in India!!...Great character…hope they don’t wreck it,” he wrote on his Instagram account. The post showed a movie still of a fierce-looking John Rambo, the troubled Vietnam War veteran who the franchise is based on.
But a day later, he seemed to have changed his mind and had only encouragement and good wishes for Tiger and his team.
Visibly excited by Stallone's words of praise, Tiger took to Twitter and wrote, “There will always and only be ONE “eye of the tiger” for us cubs you rule the jungle! Thank you so much sir!”
The Hindi remake was announced at the ongoing Cannes Film Festival last week. The Rambo franchise, a film series based on the David Morrell novel First Blood, first hit the big screen in 1982 and was massive hit globally.