Studies are not everything. Nothing wrong with kids reality show: Tiger Shroff

Shoojit Sircar asked authorities concerned to ban reality TV shows that have children as participants. Tiger Shroff doesn’t agree.

bollywood Updated: Jul 06, 2017 14:00 IST
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Tiger Shroff,Munna Michael,Nawazuddin Siddiqui
Tiger Shroff during a P&G Shiksha programme in Mumbai on June 30, 2017. (IANS)

Reacting to filmmaker Shoojit Sircar’s demand to ban reality shows involving kids, actor Tiger Shroff said such shows give children a sense of direction and goal in life.

In a tweet, Sircar asked authorities concerned to ban reality TV shows that have children as participants on Wednesday.

When asked if reality shows take away the innocence of children, Tiger told reporters today, “Not really. It is great because it helps the child channelise all the restless positive energy and gives them a direction from a very early age. So, it is fantastic.”

Nawazuddin Siddiqui and Tiger Shroff during the song launch Swag from their upcoming film Munna Michael. (IANS)

The Baaghi actor said he doesn’t want to take “panga” (fight) with anyone but his views differ from others.

“My view is different. Education is important and so is extracurricular activity. For a very balanced life of a child, extracurricular activity is important... studies are not everything.”

Tiger will be next seen in Munna Michael, which also stars Nawazuddin Siddiqui.

The Badlapur actor will be seen dancing in a song in the film and he said he had couldn’t sleep the night before the shoot.

“Initially, I was very embarrassed. I couldn’t even sleep. But as the shoot progressed, I started enjoying it. I used to observe Tiger.”

Nawazuddin said with Munna Michael, he got over his apprehension to dance.

Tiger, however, said, “He (Nawaz) used to do the difficult steps very easily but the easy ones would be hard for him to do. For a non-dancer, it was amazing how he could do Michael Jackson’s footwork easily.”

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First Published: Jul 06, 2017 11:55 IST