'There is nothing wrong in remaking movies'

'There is nothing wrong in remaking movies'

Rising star

Vidyut Jammwal is called the new age action hero of Bollywood for the high-octane stunts he executes in his movies. The actor enjoys this tag bestowed on him and considers it as his ‘biggest achievement’. 

“It gives me immense joy and pleasure when people call me the next action hero of Bollywood. I consider it as my biggest achievement to get acknowledged for what I do. To get into Hindi cinema is very tough. You have to have that faith in yourself that can lead to this world. For me it was the hard work and also my luck which played a significant role in my undertaking. I came to Bollywood with the talent which was most required then. There were very less action heroes and that I guess helped me fit in the industry,” Jammwal tells Metrolife. He was recently in the capital to support his favourite team in the Pro Kabaddi League 2015.

Commenting on the culture of remakes, the 35-year-old, who debuted in Bollywood with Nishikanth Kamath’s Force, a remake of the Tamil film Kaaka Kaaka, says that recreating a movie is not an easy task and requires creativity.

“There is nothing wrong in remaking movies. If someone likes a movie and wants to tell the story in his own way, I don’t think it is wrong. Neither does it mean that there is a dearth of creativity in Bollywood. There are many foreign movies that have a great storyline, but all people do not watch these movies. If someone wants to tell the story in his own way, we must support it. To recreate a movie is not an easy task. It needs a lot of creativity to recreate anything,” says the actor.

Unlike the Khans, none of Jammwal’s movies have managed to become a member of the 100-crore club. Although, he believes that whenever a movie does good business, it adds to its recognition. He says, “I’m not a member of this club but I do support it. A commercially successful movie proves its acknowledgement among the audience. Acceptance may be in any form, it may be critically acclaimed or commercially.”

The actor who will be seen next in Tigmanshu Dhulia’s Yaara starring opposite Shruti Haasan has wrapped up shooting for the movie. “My next is Yaara which is an action drama. The shooting has been carried out in some of the most beautiful parts of the world like France, Kathmandu, Georgia etc. The movie also features a 20–50 year age transformation which was the toughest part to play.

For the first time, I’m sharing space with Shruti Haasan. She is an extremely talented actor. Also, working with Dhulia was a great experience altogether as we also share a Delhi connect,” he adds.

The actor is also gearing up for the sequel of the much-acclaimed movie Commando which is still in the pre-production stage.

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