Tiger Shroff calls himself ‘gareebo ka Hrithik Roshan’, says he is facing his idol in his next film | Bollywood - Hindustan Times

Tiger Shroff calls himself ‘gareebo ka Hrithik Roshan’, says he is facing his idol in his next film

Hindustan Times, New Delhi | By
May 15, 2019 08:46 AM IST

Jokes Tiger Shroff as he talks about starring in a film alongside the actor he idolises, Hrithik Roshan, and reacting to comparisons between the two.

Bollywood actor Tiger Shroff is not one to follow the pack. At a time when his industry colleagues are happily exploring the web space, the actor clearly states that he is not ready to take that route yet.

Tiger Shroff will next be seen in an action film with Hrithik Roshan.(Photo: Prodip Guha/HT)
Tiger Shroff will next be seen in an action film with Hrithik Roshan.(Photo: Prodip Guha/HT)

“Web is a big no for me right now,” he says as he quickly adds that it’s not like he has anything against the medium. “Hats off to the people on the web who are pulling it off so well. There are so many good shows and films that are being made. I have immense respect for the medium but I don’t want to be a part of it right now. Nothing can match the impact of a large screen. When you go and watch a film in the theatre, it has a larger-than-life impact. I love cinema and would like to focus on it for now,” says Tiger. He also praises actors who are working in both the media and doing a commendable job.

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Meanwhile, the actor is happy with the way his latest film, Student Of The Year 2 is being received. “We are very grateful for the opening our film has got and are especially grateful to everyone who supported and showered love on our film,” says Tiger, whose next project will be directed by Sidharth Anand.

The film also stars Hrithik Roshan, and Tiger while expressing his admiration for the senior actor calls Hrithik his idol. Tiger sounds excited while talking about Hrithik, especially when asked about the much-talked about dance-off that is a part of the film. “I am intimidated by him,” he says with a smile, “My next film is my biggest challenge. I am facing my hero… I call myself gareebo ka Hrithik Roshan, so there is already a comparison there (smiles). It’s an honour for me to stand in the same frame as him. We are yet to shoot the dance-off. It’s too hot right now so we have postponed it. But I am both excited and jittery about it.”


Apart from the film, there are also reports about Tiger making his Hollywood debut soon. He has got many offers and he might soon say yes to a big-budget film. Reportedly, Lawrence Kasanoff, producer of the Mortal Kombat series, recently made a hush-hush visit to Mumbai and met Tiger to discuss the project. However, nothing has been finalised yet and Tiger is not ready to reveal much.

When asked what’s stopping him from taking up an international film, he says, “Nothing is stopping me. I may end up doing one soon. But right now, it’s in the initial stages, discussions are on and I can’t talk about it. It’s an action film… Let’s see when can we get things going,” he says.

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    Shreya Mukherjee is a senior content producer at Hindustan Times. She has spent over eight years covering entertainment, features and hard-news. When not writing, her passion for travel, literature, films and music gets her going.

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