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Tiger Shroff on a film’s failure: I am not a sore loser; I don’t dwell in the past

Actor Tiger Shroff says even if the audience likes a film and they appreciate an actor’s performance, it might not translate into box office numbers.

Updated: Sep 25, 2017 17:44 IST
Monika Rawal Kukreja
Monika Rawal Kukreja
Actor Tiger Shroff will next be seen in Baaghi 2 alongside rumoured girlfriend Disha Patani

Actor Tiger Shroff savoured instant success when his debut film, Heropanti (2014) turned out to be a success story. Not just box office numbers, Tiger received appreciation from fans, as well. His second film Baaghi (2016), too, didn’t disappoint. Raising the bar even higher, Tiger did a superhero film, A Flying Jatt (2016) as his next, which tanked at the box office. Even his last outing, Munna Michael, opposite debutant Nidhhi Agerwal failed to impress.

Asked if this oscillating career graph affects his choice of films, Tiger says,”I have just started my career and have had two films that have been box office successes and the other two, unfortunately, didn’t make a mark. And I am still learning along the way.”

The actor says it’s a bit strange that despite all the hype and response, a film like A Flying Jatt didn’t work. “I think about it all the time and I feel that something is not making sense. I am not bitter or a sore loser but when you add up all the love and the TRPs of the top three films of 2016, on television, it still comes out to be the most viewed. So, I wonder why and how it didn’t translate into box office numbers,” shares Tiger, who will next be seen in Baaghi 2 alongside rumoured girlfriend Disha Patani.

The actor recalls how so many kids came up to him saying they want to be a superhero like Flying Jatt and when parents have told him that their child didn’t sleep or eat unless they watched the film one more time. “So, I’m forced to think [as to] where did we go wrong? What happened? Sometimes, I think about it really deep.”

However, Tiger makes sure to not let it take a toll on him. “I never forget my father’s (actor Jackie Shroff) words that ‘don’t dwell in the past and just look forward.’ And then, I focus on my goal. It’s very big and there’s a long way to go. I can’t keep failures in my mind but I keep them along as my strengths. My failures power me through,” he adds.

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First Published: Sep 25, 2017 17:44 IST