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Bollywood ushers in its new action star

“Baaghi 2” opens big on the Indian box office

The Bollywood fraternity, including Akshay Kumar and Hrithik Roshan, has praised Tiger Shroff's performance in “Baaghi 2”, calling him Bollywood's next action star. Directed by Ahmed Khan and also featuring Disha Patani, the film minted Rs 25.10 crore of the first day of its release, making it the biggest opening day for Bollywood this year.

Akshay compared Tiger to Thai action hero Tony Jaa, best known for “Ong Bak” and Tom-Yum-Goong films, and said the actor is a “force to reckon with” in Bollywood.

 “Take a bow Tiger Shroff. Bollywood can proudly announce that we have our very own Tony Jaa in the industry. Your action is a force to be reckoned with. #Baaghi2,” Akshay tweeted.

Hrithik, who will star along side Tiger in an upcoming YRF project, lauded the 28-year-old actor for his performance in the film. “You've done it!!!” he exclaimed on Twitter. “I'm now looking forward to working with the BEST action hero in the industry ! Bravo! Keep flying high!”

Anil Kapoor also chimed in on the film and his performance, saying “There's a new king of the jungle with a roaring performance & a hit at the box office!”

Calling Akshay the original action star of Hindi films, Tiger said, “Thank you so much sir means the world coming from you! But we had you much before me and thank you for giving guys like me an opportunity to follow after you.”

He also responded with humility and excitement to Hrithik, saying “It will always be the other way around! I'm looking forward to working with my best hero in the country!”

The sequel to 2016's “Baaghi” also stars Prateik Babbar, Manoj Bajpayee and Randeep Hooda and sees Tiger Shroff to his role as Ranveer Pratap Singh. Producer Sajid Nadiadwala has already announced a third film in the series, which is set to go on floors this December.


Source: Hindustan Times

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