Tiger Shroff turns superhero with Remo D'Souza's A Flying Jatt Image: Solaris
Beware ladies! It seems like there is a new serial kisser in tinsel town. Jackie Shroff’s son Tiger has been locking lips with all his leading ladies on screen. And believe it or not, the lissome lassies are lovin it! But the constant kissing and dissing hasn’t gone into this cub’s head. Tiger continues to be the best-behaved youngster on the block. It’s no surprise that this bindass superhero has earned himself a gargantuan fan following. Despite a release around the corner, he fields questions from T2 Online without an ounce of nervousness be it love (Disha Pattani), passion (gymming) or karma (films). Take a look:
Have your directors turned you into a serial kisser like Alia Bhatt and Emraan Hashmi?
(Laughs) The serial kisser title is still with Emraan sir. I don’t take that title seriously. I don’t get bothered or intimidated while doing those (kissing) scenes. As an actor, it’s our job to do that and do whatever else we do convincingly.
Are you becoming like your father who personifies the word bindaas (carefree)?
I don’t think I can be like my father. He’s born bindaas. I have to work at it.
Are we missing on something since there’s plenty written about Disha Patani and you?
Between the headlines, I think people are missing the fact that a lot of the information about her and me is exaggerated. It hasn’t affected my friendship with her. It has only drawn us closer. It doesn’t stop us from meeting each other for coffee or something often. We’re actors and under the scanner all the time. So, it doesn’t bother me at all.
What fascinated you to turn into a superhero?
As a kid I was very fond of all the superheroes and I aspired to play one someday. Luckily, I got a chance early on in my career to play one under Remo D’Souza’s direction in A Flying Jatt.
Were there second thoughts about the film, ever?
Trust me I wasn’t worried about how physically demanding the part is. It’s the character. He’s not the strong superhero who is the city’s saviour. He’s scared of things himself.
So, Karan Johar has finally roped you in for Student Of The Year 2?
I’m humbled people find me worthy. I work for appreciation. I hope my parents are proud. We haven’t finalised the shoot dates but when Karan sir called me to his office to discuss it, I jumped at the offer.
What drew you to the film Munna Michael?
Michael Jackson is the reason I am in the entertainment business. I couldn’t say no to a film themed on him. The theme (i.e. MJ) hooked me to it. Sabbir Khan had promised me that he will do with dance what he’s done with action in Baaghi.
With two big hits under your belt, do you feel the heat for a third hit?
Nope. Out of the three films, I’m most confident about this one because it’s targeted at my biggest fan base, kids.
Do we see A Flying Jatt become a franchise?
I am sure it will be a franchise. Remo sir and I could work on that next.