Tiger Shroff is flying high , literally.Even as he pays a hefty homage to his idol Michael Jackson in the forthcoming Munna Michael, he also gets a chance to live out another idol’s life in the Hindi version of the season’s big blockbuster Spiderman The Homecoming.
Apparently Tiger was chosen to give Hindi voice to the teen super-hero for his instant connect with the young.
“Youngsters specially kids below the age of 12 love Tiger. We decided he was the best candidate to dub for Spiderman.Even that anglicized diction helped because we wanted the desi Spiderman to retain his firangi touch,” says a source close to the development.
Tiger seems delighted with the opportunity to give voice to the newly-revived Spiderman played by Tom Holland.
Says Tiger, “It was half-a-dream come-true. Half, because I got to speak for Spiderman. But I’d actually like to play Spiderman some day.”
Tiger says the challenge was to make Spiderman accessible to Hindi-speaking audiences without loses the super-hero’s global appeal. “I’ve to admit it is one of the most challenging but fun things I’ve done in my movie career so far.”
Incidentally Tiger played a desi turbaned Sikh super-hero in The Flying Jatt.So did Diljeet Dosanjh. Both films flopped at the boxoffice.
Says Tiger, “I guess super-heroes work only when they fly in from abroad.”