Tiger Shroff’s career has taken a flying start with Heropanti and Baaghi. Will A Flying Jatt, in which he plays a Sikh superhero rocket him to the A league stars? For the first time, Jackie’s cub also speaks about his girlfriend.
You are playing a superhero in A Flying Jatt and coincidentally your dad actor Jackie Shroff had played one 31 years ago in Shiva Ka Insaaf. Who is your superhero?
I think every kid’s hero is their dad and for me my superhero is my father. I remember I was watching Shiva Ka Insaaf for the first time and was very impressed.
What kind of superhero are you playing?
I like superheroes who are very human -- one who is an underdog. I relate to my character in A Flying Jatt because he is a normal person and very human. He is unsure about his superpowers, he doesn’t know how to use them. He is scared of heights, and speed. He is also scared of his mom but he always gives her a patient ear.
In the film you are scared of heights. What fears do you have in real life?
I am scared of not been able to do something. I am motivated by fear.
How did A Flying Jatt come your way?
Remo sir (D’Souza) was one of the first directors who believed in me from the beginning even before Heropanti.
What preparations did you undergo to play a superhero?
The preparation was very difficult because a lot of harness work and martial arts based action was required. Thankfully, Remo sir gave me lot of time to prepare for the action sequences and to get into the skin of the character. I also had to learn a little bit about the Punjabi culture.
How was it to work with Hollywood actor Nathan Jones who is pitted against you in the film?
It was a treat to work with Nathan sir. He looks very powerful and he is powerful too. He is a through professional. Since he is also a wrestler, he has control over his body language. He looks big but he is very agile for his size so there were no injuries during fighting.
Your upcoming film Michael Munna has become embroiled in legal issues and a case has been registered against you. Comment.
All I can say is I don’t steal. I am not a thief. I don’t lie and I am not a cheater.
Considering your name is Tiger, what is your message for the National Tiger Day?
It is sad that tigers are becoming fewer. We should take care of them. I had adopted a tigress and she is my first girlfriend.