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After a Flying Jatt, Tiger Shroff wants to be Spider-Man

The actor said he kept Jackie Chan as a point of reference for the film for the ease with which he combines comedy and action.


Actor Tiger Shroff says he set international action star Jackie Chan as his point of reference for his role in the forthcoming film A Flying Jatt. He also said he wants to become Spider-Man.

While superhero films are usually out-and-out action films, A Flying Jatt is an action comedy. Considering that Shroff 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," the young actor 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 society. He is 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," Shroff said.

The actor said he had always wanted to be 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 [director] Remo [D'Souza] Sir offered me A Flying Jatt.

Shroff's idol Hrithik Roshan in Krrish (2006), Shah Rukh Khan in Ra.One (2011) and his father Jackie Shroff in Shiva Ka Insaaf (1985) have been some of the other superheroes in the Hindi film 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 preparation 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," Shroff said.

A Flying Jatt also stars Jacqueline Fernandez and is set to hit the screens on 25 August.