Earlier in an interview regarding Kung Fu origins, Tiger Shroff had said, “There are conflicting opinions on whether it actually originated from the teachings of an Indian Buddhist monk, Bodhidharma, who arrived in China from India in the 6th century or not.”
He also added, “One thing is for certain and that is, he most definitely brought a form of martial arts with him, most likely Kalaripayattu, and transformed the newly formed Shaolin temple and the Buddhist monks settled there into dedicating themselves to Kung Fu and becoming a warrior elite whose fame spread throughout China and then all over the world.”
This comment of his on Kung Fu having its origins in India has not only shocked the martial arts maestro/actor Jackie Chan, but it has also made him extremely curious about the subject since Kung Fu has been an extremely important part of his career.
Jackie Chan was shooting for his next in Jaipur, when he came across an article in which Tiger Shroff had spoken in detail about Kung Fu’s origins and crediting the same to an Indian.
Jackie Chan looked irked upon seeing the statement. It is understood why it did not go well with him, as he can easily be tagged as the modern brand ambassador of Kung Fu.
He wanted to go back to roots, meet Tiger and know the basis of his comment. He also asked people from the crew and his near dear ones to do some research on it as he wanted to find out the correct fact.
The whole world believes that Kung Fu has its origins in China and now it looks like this well studied comment of Tiger Shroff has shaken a lot of people, including one of the most popular martial artists/actor Jackie Chan.
Tiger Shroff is known to be an exceptional martial artist himself and has stunned everyone with his potential. While shooting for his upcoming release, Sajid Nadiadwala’s Baaghi directed by Sabbir Khan, Tiger Shroff underwent an extensive training for Kalaripayattu.
Sajid Nadiadwala’s Baaghi is a rebellious Love story which will feature Shraddha and Tiger going against all odds for love. Directed by Sabbir Khan, the film is set to release on 29th April, 2016.