"she’s one of the fittest people ever."
Siddhant Chaturvedi revealed his own dream team of Bollywood Avengers.
The actor – who is a huge superhero fan – enjoyed a tour of Mumbai Comic Con. Speaking about how his love for superheroes began, Siddhant recalled:
“When I was younger, I used to travel to my native place, Ballia (in Uttar Pradesh) a lot. On the way, I would buy Raj comics at the train station.
“Indian superheroes like Doga, Nagraj and super commando Dhruva became my heroes before any of the rest came along.
“I still have a collection of these comic books and they are my most prized possessions and memories. I also have a soft corner for Shaktimaan.
“If given an opportunity, I would love to play masked vigilante Doga on screen. It’s my childhood dream.
“I am also drawn to Chakra from the Marvel universe, who’s an Indian character. I’m hoping that they make a film on him, and cast an Indian actor.”
He went on to reveal that Wolverine and Batman are his favourite superheroes.
The genre has been dominating cinemas and giving his opinion for its success, Siddhant explained:
“I think technology has played a huge part. These films have been able to convincingly immerse the audience with its visual effects and storylines that aren’t limited in scope.
“It’s opened a whole new dimension, the multiverse and crossovers.
“You’re giving the audience an escape unlike anything done before. The characters are interesting. The comics have a huge recall value and being able to see that material come alive on screen is any fan’s dream come true.
“The viewer is able to identify with these superheroes because they’re also portrayed as being human, which makes them more relatable.”
On which Bollywood actors would make up Marvel’s Avengers, Siddhant Chaturvedi told ETimes:
“I would love to see Shah Rukh Khan as Iron Man. He’s suave, witty, charming and after Pathaan, he can actually invest in making his own Iron Man suit!
“Hrithik Roshan will be great as Captain America given his physique, agility and looks.
“Sunny Deol would be solid as the Hulk. He’d smash and smash because he can give the Hulk a run for his money with his hand of two and a half kilos.
“Katrina Kaif would be perfect as the Black Widow because she’s one of the fittest people ever. She’s agile and her moves will knock out enemies.
“John Abraham can be Thor. Everyone knows why. He’s the only one who’s worthy of playing that part.”
Speaking about Indian superheroes, Siddhant added:
“Our heroes and stories are no less. Anyone who empowers the common man is a superhero and our actors and crusaders do that everyday without costumes or gadgets.
“It’s all about the power of love.”