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Tiger Shroff finally talks about his 'padding' comment

Tiger says his words were misinterpreted and that he doesn't look down on his female co-stars

19 July 2017, 6:57 PM
Tiger Shroff is currently prepping for SOTY 2

Tiger Shroff is currently prepping for SOTY 2 Image: Fotocorp

Tiger Shroff and his 'unintentional' misogynistic comments are simply inseparable. A month ago, his padding comment resulted in a rage on social media and beyond. Twitterati didn't let go of any opportunity to troll him for his sexist remarks, coming close on the heels of his 'housewife' comment. After keeping his lips sealed for long, Shroff junior has finally decided to clear the air. He feels that his comment was misinterpreted. "The reporter kept asking me about who my heroines in Student Of The Year 2 are and she tried to also ask me if I'm pushing Disha (Patani) for my films. I just meant to say that all I care about are my role and work. Everything else depends on the director because ultimately it's his vision, after all," Tiger told Hindustan Times. We wonder if Tiger's explanation just a padding to cover up his faux pas!


Tiger says he only focuses on his script and  the character — apart from that, every element on the set, including the cast, is a filmmaker's responsibility, and that's what he meant by his 'padding' comment. He also said that he never disrespects women. "People who know me well know that I am not the kind of a guy to insult and disrespect women. I never called my heroines padding. I was referring to everything else about the film — how the director designs the film, shoots, and pads it up. I was talking about the structure and the padding around a film to make it larger and not about the girls at all," Tiger was quoted as saying in the report.

Tiger's heropanti on screen has't made as much noise as compared to his off-screen antics. When the actor was asked about his co-stars in SOTY 2, a month ago, he said, "I don't get involved with the casting at all. I don't really care about the padding around me. It's the script and my character that matter."

This is the second time Tiger has been in the news for all the wrong reasons for his sexist comments. Earlier, he was criticised for his 'housewife' comment. When asked about his idea of an ideal girl, the actor said, "I will get married to a girl from the village… When I reach home, I want a massage so that I can get relaxed (sic). I like girls who are the housewife-type." But as expected, later on, the Baaghi actor backtracked.

While Tiger has been roped in for the much-anticipated film, Karan Johar is yet to decide on the female leads.

Well, a mistake made twice is a choice, but we hope Tiger lives up to his explanation and doesn't make another faux pas a third time.

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