Date: 23rd May 2017
Getting a message from Sylvester Stallone about a Bollywood Rambo remake was like "an endorsement from God", the film's director has said.
Sid Anand told fans there would be none of the singing and dancing often associated with Bollywood however.
"I wouldn't do that to Rambo," he told the BBC. "That's like blasphemy."
The movie is being launched at the Cannes Film Festival - though filming doesn't start until later this year.
Indian star Tiger Shroff is taking on the titular role.
On his decision to launch the project in Cannes, Anand said: "Rambo is a global icon. He resonates in every part of the world, so it's important to start our campaign at the Mecca of film-making.2
Stallone had posted a message on social media last week, saying Rambo was a "great character2, adding: "Hope they don't wreck it."
But he later sent a message to Shroff himself, wishing him the best of luck.
Source: Press Release