“I was quite close to being a part of that."
Tiger Shroff has said that he auditioned for Spider-Man, revealing that he came “quite close” to landing the role.
The actor has previously explored the superhero genre, starring 2016’s A Flying Jatt.
Tiger has now claimed that he almost became Spider-Man.
On the big screen, the iconic superhero has been played by Tobey Maguire, Andrew Garfield and Tom Holland.
Tiger explained: “I had auditioned for Spider-Man. I had sent them my tapes also, my showreel.
“They were quite impressed as to what I could do. My pitch to them was ‘I’d save you a lot of money on VFX because I can do most of what Spider-Man can do’.”
While Tiger did not reveal when this was, the only time Spider-Man has been cast since Tiger’s debut was in 2015 when Tom Holland was brought on board to play the hero.
However, Tiger revealed that he almost got the role instead, adding:
“I was quite close to being a part of that.”
Tiger Shroff also spoke about his Hollywood ambitions, explaining that he hopes to become a global superstar like Bruce Lee and Jackie Chan.
He said: “I’ve had the privilege to meet a lot of esteemed people from there, and they seem to be very interested in what I do.
“Ever since Jackie Chan, there hasn’t been a crossover action hero, per se.”
While Tiger Shroff did not land the Spider-Man role, he has a connection to the franchise as he voiced the hero in the Hindi-dubbed version of Spider-Man: Homecoming.
At the time, he said: “I can’t express my excitement to be the voice of my childhood superhero Spider-Man in Hindi.
“I have grown up watching Spider-Man movies and I must say that he is the one superhero character I have always wished to play.”
On the work front, Tiger Shroff last starred in Heropanti 2, which also featured Tara Sutaria and Nawazuddin Siddiqui.
However, the film failed at the box office, earning just Rs. 35 Crore (£3.9 million) from a Rs. 70 Crore (£7.8 million) budget.
In an Ask Me Anything session with fans on Instagram, Tiger poked fun at his film’s box office result.
One fan asked: “How did you feel after doing Heropanti 2?”
Tiger replied: “It was a lot of fun before the film’s release, but not after the release.”