It wouldn’t be an outrageous claim if we say that Heropanti and Baaghi charmed the box office largely because of Tiger Shroff. He was indeed the backbone of these two films, his action scenes to be precise.
Baaghi borrowed its premise from Raid: Redemption, but Tiger Shroff was responsible for making it completely Indian. He did that, and in the process established himself as one of the better action heroes of his generation.
In fact, a closer look at Bollywood will showcase how he is emerging as the next action hero — one film at a time. It’s a place vacant in the Hindi film industry since Akshay Kumar started preferring comedy over action. Occasional films like Khiladi 786 are there, but they also play on Akshay Kumar’s comic timing.
It’s a very different industry from the late ‘80s or ‘90s when action heroes were a separate entity. Akshay Kumar, Suniel Shetty, and Ajay Devgn competed for that spot throughout the decade till they outgrew these characters.
News Source: https://www.hindustantimes.com/bollywood/baaghi-2-is-tiger-shroff-the-action-hero-bollywood-was-looking-for/story-3J2bTnqiKEz10KPxPBVDFL.html