Vidyut Jammwal, the Hindi actor who was last seen in the 2020 film Khuda Haafiz, on Monday announced the launch of his production house Action Hero Films, while celebrating his decade-long career in films.
The Commando actor launched his production house with Abbas Sayed as co-producer.
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Jammwal, in a statement, said that the banner would foray into diverse genres and encourage new talent. He hoped that the production house would produce films that bring interesting and global stories to the big screen.
“The viewers have loved me in every character. This time around, with their blessings, I am taking on the role of a producer. It’s my turn to give as good as I got. I see this as an opportunity to empower talented people,” he said in a statement.
Talking to Deadline in an exclusive interview, Jammwal said, “I started with very small roles in the film industry. I wasn’t the bad guy, I was the guy next to the bad guy, or the henchman. The only person who could see me on screen was me, or my mother. But we could celebrate that too. What a journey man, I’m glad I can now have this conversation [about moving into producing].”
Talking about the kind of films the banner will produce, Jammwal said, “I have already started working on proposals and sanctioning film scripts. I have some female-oriented scripts which I love. I am also working on something about women’s self-defence.”
Jammwal made his debut in 2011 with Force, opposite John Abraham, where he played the role of the antagonist, Vishnu. In 2013, he was cast as the lead actor in the Hindi film Commando, which catapulted him to fame and made him a household name as an action hero in Hindi films.
Jammwal will next be seen in The Power, which will release on Zeeplex. He is currently shooting for Sanak.