Hollywood’s life-sized Action Man, Sylvester Stallone, recently vented on social media about Bollywood’s planned remake of his iconic film series, Rambo.
“I read recently they are remaking Rambo in India! Great character. Hope they don’t wreck it.”
Since then however, he has done a complete 180,
“Some people like to read into words and twist them… Good luck Tiger, go fight the good fight, keep punching. Oh, for the record, I love it when young artists get an opportunity to go for their dreams,” Stallone posted on his Instagram page.
“I actually get excited in my heart whenever young artists get a rare opportunity to reach for the stars! Eye of the Tiger! I am sure he will put his heart and soul into it,” he added with a snapshot of the poster of the Bollywood Rambo.
Tiger responded positively to Stallone’s encouraging words saying, “There will always and only be one ‘Eye of the Tiger’ for us cubs. You rule the jungle! Thank you so much sir!”
I can’t help but feel as though Stallone’s backtracking of his first statement is disingenuous. Apologies that sound like endless, incoherent babble, which this one clearly does, usually are.
Not that any of this matters, the original Rambo series itself was overrated hogwash.
I don’t know why Bollywood keeps relying on Hollywood remakes when they’re a risky business – a title of another Hollywood film Bollywood should steer clear of.