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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