The actor has an EXCLUSIVE chat with us after the success of
Tiger Shroff is on a roll now, two films - Heropanti and and two HITS! But the actor has both his feet grounded as he celebrates the success of Baaghi Baaghi. The actor was passionate about the film and after receiving much love and appreciation, he is very relaxed now. We caught Tiger a few days after the release of Baaghi and spoke about the film, the love he has got, new comparisons, girlfriend Disha Patani and even the Hrithik Roshan-Kangana Ranaut case. Here is what he had to say...
The film has received some great reviews, people have loved it too. What do you have to say about it?
The public has accepted the film, so yeah I am very happy. I got a lot more than I deserved and I didn't expect so much love. I am very thankful and very happy that people have appreciated our hard work.
Baaghi has crossed the Rs 60 crore mark at the domestic box office and the 100 crore in the worldwide collections. It also crossed the Heropanti lifetime collection in just 5 days, which is an huge achievement. Do you see this as a clear mark of growth and your growing popularity?
Heropanti made a base for me. There was a certain wait also, two years since my debut. Baaghi also had Shraddha Kapoor who has a huge fan base. Sajid (Nadiadwala) sir was kind enough to give us a bigger scale, so Sabbir sir had lot more resources for this film and I think all of that really paid off. People on social media have started calling you the new Khiladi of Bollywood...
No, no! That's
That's what I was going to tell you. They have compared you to Akshay Kumar now. Earlier everyone felt you reminded them of Hrithik. Is this comparison, flattering or annoying?
Akshay sir and Hrithik sir are legends in this field. It's really flattering for me, but I'd rather not be labelled the next Hrithik or the next Akshay coz it's insulting to them. They have done so much body of work, then how can you call a newcomer, a next this or next that. Can't be na? It's not respecting them. But yeah, big fans of both of them and it is a very big compliment.
People have also tagged you as the next action superstar now. We all know there is a dearth of actors who do pure action. And people have said that you can fill this void. How do you feel ?
It's a very nice feeling, really flattering again. I am glad that people have identified with me so early on in my career.
Its your second film with Sabbir and it has also performed so well, what do you have to say about your association with him?
I am very thankful that I got to work with him again. He was like my mentor and now he is like my brother. I hope to work with him again soon.
Any plans to work with him again anytime soon?
May be a
Tiger, your pairing with Shraddha is one of the best fresh pairings of 2016. People have loved you both. How did it feel working with her?
It's an honour working with
Shraddha Kapoor. She is such a successful heroine, so early on in her career and any chance of working with someone so successful, someone who I look up to, someone who inspires, its a pleasure working with her. I hope I get to work with her again.
Would you want to work with her again or romance another Bollywood beauty?
I want to work with Shraddha, I want Shraddha.. Shraddha, I want Shraddha.
There have been many rumours about your relationship with Disha Patni, some have mentioned that you had or are planning to go to China to spend some time with her and patch up, can you throw some light on the reality?
Even I don't know what is the truth. I prefer not talking about my personal life. I want people to know me for my work and my talent.
You are very close to Hrithik, he is currently embroiled in a legal battle with Kangana Ranaut. What do you have to say about it?
Hrithik) is a superhero in real life. He will never do something wrong. He is a very generous person, a giving person. He is a family man and most of his fans are children. Keeping that in mind, I don't think any of this (the accusation) is true.
Your recent interview about wanting to marry a girl who stays home and looks after your family receflak. You clarified too. But what exactly went wrong there?
What went wrong is that someone was just trying to pull me down unnecessarily and find something bad to say about me. Whoever was in the room was laughing, having a good time. I was joking around and it was clear that I was joking. It is something I would never say. I don't talk like that, for people who know. But anyway, I think I should be more careful next time and it's my fault.
What are you working on post A Flying Jatt?
Post the film, we hope that we celebrate the success of the film.
Any other film after it?
Nothing, nothing else.
Tell us a bit about ... A Flying Jatt
August 25 is the release date. I can't say much about the film because the promotions haven't started, the trailer isn't out yet. Watch out for the trailer, sometime post June 15.
One Bollywood filmmaker on your wishlist?
Can't choose. I am nobody to choose, I hope filmmakers choose me.
One recent movie you wish you were a part of
A biopic you'd love to be a part of.
MS Dhoni or Azhar which crickter's biopic are you excited about?
M.S. Dhoni's biopic.
Do you keep a tab on film's collections?
To be honest with you, I really don't understand this whole deal with the numbers and all the hype around the numbers. What I crave is public response, public reviews, the audience - how much love they give me. I love watching them whistle, I love watching them scream, so that's what matters to me!
Do you follow your contemporaries work?
If not an actor what would you be?
Who is your fav action star?
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