Munna Michael director Sabbir Khan:  Tiger Shroff’s critics have now become his fans
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Munna Michael director Sabbir Khan:  Tiger Shroff’s critics have now become his fans

Heropanti director Sabbir Khan says he was sure that actor Tiger Shroff will become a big star, and reveals that one secret that nobody knows about the actor.

bollywood Updated: Jul 11, 2017 15:06 IST
Rishabh Suri
Rishabh Suri
Hindustan Times
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Sabbir Khan, who directed Tiger Shroff in films Heropanti and Baaghi, wanted to launch him after meeting him for the first time.

Filmmaker Sabbir Khan, who launched actor Tiger Shroff in the film Heropanti (2014), is happy that he was able to spot star potential in actor Jackie Shroff’s son before anyone else. “I had just finished writing a script, when I saw Tiger at an event. At that point, he had just started to get a feel of how the movie industry works. But I was sure that I had found the hero for my next film. Nobody had to tell me that I have to launch this star kid; it was [solely] my call,” says Sabbir, who also directed Tiger in his second film Baaghi (2016).

Now, the filmmaker is working with the 27-year old actor for the third time in Munna Michael, Sabbir reveals that he was not at all bothered when people made fun of Tiger’s looks during his initial days in Bollywood. “Just like when you enter a new school or college, everybody tends to ignore you or make fun of you. But if you are good enough, the whole thing just dies down. The same thing happened with Tiger. Everyone made fun of his looks and name, but ever since he became an actor to reckon with, those people who criticised him, have now become his fans”, says Sabbir.

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The director also reveals that while most people think Tiger is really shy and introvert, that’s not really the case and there’s one thing, which, only people close to Tiger know about him. “He is always tagged as a ‘good-boy’, which he is, but once he gets comfortable around you, you are in for a great time. He has a wicked sense of humour and can really crack you up!” adds Sabbir.

First Published: Jul 06, 2017 18:38 IST