Looks like, after Bollywood divas like Priyanka Chopra and Deepika Padukone, who have already established themselves in the West, it is the turn of our boys to carve a niche for themselves in the western showbiz industry. We hear that actor Tiger Shroff, son of veteran actor Jackie Shroff, is all set to make his Hollywood debut in a big budget film. According to a report in Mumbai Mirror, the producer of the Mortal Kombat series, Lawrence Kasanoff, along with a big studio head, some of their associates and Emmy Award-winning writer Sean Catherine Derek of the Batman series, made a quiet visit to Mumbai to meet the Baaghi 2 actor. They had flown to Mumbai over the weekend for a final round of discussions with Tiger for his next big project.
In a statement to the daily, the source close to the development said, "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."
It was Sanjay Grover's idea to bring a fresh face on board and the report also suggests that he recommended Tiger’s name to the Hollywood filmmaker. The report quoted the source as saying, "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 with whom he had studied in school, 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."
The hollywood project is expected to be an action film. The source told the daily, "Tiger could be fighting Jackie Chan, Chuck Norris and Bruce Lee’s daughter, Shannon Lee, in the film." If the reports are anything to by then it is really a great opportunity for Tiger to crack his way into Hollywood. The source further added, "This could be the biggest break for an Indian actor in a big budget, mainstream Hollywood film which could spin into a worldwide Intellectual Property Franchise like Mortal Kombat. Casting an Indian actor in the main lead in a Hollywood film is a first for Larry too."
On the professional front, the actor is currently shooting for Karan Johar's Student Of The Year 2, and a dance drama with Hrithik Roshan. Talking about the same, in a statement to India Today, Tiger had said, "I have always been inspired by Hrithik Sir. I am very nervous. Whatever I have achieved so far, is because of my inspiration, Hrithik Sir. It will be tough to dance and do action against Hrithik. I hope I don't freeze in front of him." Tiger Shroff will also be seen in Siddharth Anand’s official Hindi remake of Sylvester Stallone’s Rambo. Watch this space for further updates.