Father is always tensed about audience acceptance for me: Tiger

Mumbai, PTI | Updated : 11 April 2016, 12:51 PM

Actor Tiger Shroff says his father Jackie Shroff, who has enjoyed the adulation of his fans for years, is always tensed about how the audience will accept him.

“My father is always tensed and scared on how the audience will (react)...accept me or not. Being a son of a talented and great actor like him, there is pressure, and there are expectations. He understands that,” Tiger told PTI.

“Every star son has to face this thing. I work very hard to make my father and mother proud. That is my goal.”

According to Tiger, his father loved the trailer of his upcoming film “Baaghi”.

“My family is very happy about this film. My father doesn’t speak much but I could sense that he is very happy.  The biggest high for me is when my parents are happy.”

In his debut film “Heropanti”, Tiger stunned everyone with his action and dancing skills. Now for his second film “Baaghi” the young actor has learnt Kalaripayattu, an ancient martial art form from Kerala.

Chief Commando trainer Grandmaster Shifuji Shaurya Bharadwaj has trained the 26-year-old actor in Kalaripayattu.

In the film as well, Bharadwaj will be seen as the trainer of Tiger.

“Before I met him (Chief Commando Trainer Grandmaster Shifuji Shaurya Bharadwaj) there was pressure. My master is a talented person and praticener of this art. With “Baaghi” we go ahead and treat the audience with something new to watch on screen,” he said.

“I have tried my best to do justice to this art form.  Whatever I have learnt so far, I want to up my quotient in action,” he added.
Through “Baaghi” the makers wants to promote this art form practised by warriors.

“It is about going back to our roots and being proud of what we are. We had martial arts form here but don’t know why people were not using it. Everybody in the East wants to be like West and people in West wants to be like East,” Tiger said.

The film directed by Sabbir Khan also stars Shraddha Kapoor in the lead.

First Published: Monday, April 11, 2016 12:48 PM
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