Tiger Shroff today said that he is not even close to what his father is while responding to director Ram Gopal Varma’s comment that the young actor should learn “machoism” from Jackie Shroff.
Varma, known for his controversial comments on the social media, had recently tweeted about Tiger’s picture on the cover of a magazine, with this caption: “Truly real men like Bruce Lee and ‘bindasbhidu’ (Jackie Shroff’s Twitter handle) never pose in a ‘Urmliaish’ way.”
“Please learn machoism from bindasbhidu who even without martial arts poses more like a man and never like this,” he continued.
When asked about his response, Tiger said Varma is a senior filmmaker and entitled to his opinion.
“I am not even half the man that my father is. He is the original hero. Even if I tried I can’t be like him. But everyone has the freedom of speech. He is a senior director, so, there’s not much I can say to him,” the 27-year-old actor told reporters at the inaugural day of Mumbai International Motor Show.
Tiger said he does not care if some people react negatively to his “artistic expression.” “I try to be my own individual self and be different. I try to express my individuality as much as I can. Some might appreciate my artistic expression, some may not. To each his own.”
Jackie and Varma worked together in Rangeela and are back in Sarkar 3.