If you are a fan of action genre and movies like ‘The Protector’, ‘Ong Bak’ series, ‘xXx: Return of Xander Cage’, ‘Furious 7’ and ‘Tom Yum Goong 2’ have often made to your binge-watch list, then the name Tony Jaa won’t sound alien to you.
Tony Jaa is a Thai martial artist, an actor, action choreographer, stuntman and director, who has often taken the world by a storm with his breathtaking action sequences and killer punches.
While the world still gets inspired and impressed by Tony Jaa, Bollywood’s Khiladi Akshay Kumar has already found someone who can give tough competition to Tony Jaa or can be considered Jaa’s Bollywood counterpart. That someone is none other than Shroff Jr., Tiger.
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Akshay Kumar was highly impressed by Tiger Shroff’s performance and took to Twitter to appreciate his work. He wrote, “Take a bow. Bollywood can proudly announce that we have our very own Tony Jaa in the industry. Your action is a force to be reckoned with.”
Take a bow @iTIGERSHROFF ðŸ™‡
Bollywood can proudly announce that we have our very own Tony Jaa in the industry. Your action is a force to be reckoned with ðŸ‘ŠðŸ?½#Baaghi2 pic.twitter.com/aLTBBllqq5
— Akshay Kumar (@akshaykumar) 31 March 2018
Honoured by Akshay’s compliment, Tiger replied to him saying that Bollywood had Akshay much before him and we kind of agree. After all, he is known as Bollywood’s Khiladi Kumar for a reason.
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. Lots of love â?¤ðŸ™? #theoriginal #theirreplaceable #actionman https://t.co/8FiRPRNmp2
— Tiger Shroff (@iTIGERSHROFF) 31 March 2018
It’s definitely a great compliment and a matter of pride for Tiger Shroff because Tony Jaa is one of his idols. Recently, he even posted a video with the legendary Tony Jaa on Instagram.
Can’t believe i met one of my idols today…only manage to steal some of his moves because i cant do the rest! @tonyjaaofficial #greatest #legend #tonyjaa #blessingsfor #baaghi2
With the release of ‘Baaghi 2’ and Tiger Shroff’s high-octane performance in the movie, we guess we can now call him the newest action star on the block. And now that Bollywood’s original action star Akshay Kumar has acknowledged him as Bollywood’s Tony Jaa, we don’t think there’s any need for further discussion.