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Tiger Shroff wants to open a dance and martial arts institute

Actor Tiger Shroff, son of veteran actor Jackie Shroff, talks about why he enjoys doing action films and his plans of opening an institute to teach martial arts and dance to kids.

bollywood Updated: May 02, 2017 17:27 IST
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Actor Tiger Shroff talks about his love for action and why he wants to open an institute for aspiring artists.(Yogen Shah)

Actor Tiger Shroff, who has performed daredevil stunts in his films, and has even played a superhero in A Flying Jatt (2016), says that since childhood, he was fascinated with dancing, flying and other super human qualities possessed by fictional characters.

“As a child, I was highly influenced by Michael Jackson and Bruce Lee. I wanted to be a super human, who would fly around to save people, and fight for them. That made me feel like I’m someone big. When I do these action scenes now, the reaction gives me a high,” says Tiger.

Tiger Shroff, known for his dancing skills and martial art prowess that he has demonstrated in his films such as Heropanti (2014) and Baaghi (2016), wants to open a dance and martial arts institute for children.

“I’ve been getting a lot of requests from fans and families asking from where I’ve learnt martial arts. This made me think, why not open a school for them! Nowadays, kids are busy fiddling with mobiles. An institute can give them a different kind of motivation. Though on-screen I play the tough action hero, in real life, I’m a child at heart,” adds Tiger.

Meanwhile, the actor, who will be seen next in Sabbir Khan’s Munna Michael, a film where he pays tribute to his childhood hero, Michael Jackson, is on an endorsement spree. The 27-year-old has signed up with three brands in a span of 20 days. The Heropanti actor is the brand ambassador for a leading cosmetic brand, has signed a deal with a kids’ channel and soon will be associated with a clothing line.

However, Tiger says that it’s important that the brands he signs have a personal connect. “For me, brand endorsements are not just a commercial activity. I’m associated with them, as they are an extension of what I personally stand for. The apparel brand that I endorse talks about flexibility and a material, which makes you feel better and being into dance and martial arts, I can totally relate to it. Then there’s a kids’ channel that I promote because children are my target audience,” says Tiger, son of veteran actor Jackie Shroff.

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