‘Heropanti’ star Tiger Shroff talks about his childhood and father Jackie Shroff…
Tiger Shroff, son of actor Jackie Shroff, who is making his movie debut with ‘Heropanti’, says he would never use his father’s name to get a film. “Never in my life I would use his (father’s) name… I would rather kill myself. Of course, his name would get me an access to a filmmaker. My father is my father only till my first film, then I am on my own. Nobody gets a second chance. The first impression is the last impression,” Tiger, told us in an interview.
23-year-old Tiger was launched in Bollywood by filmmaker Sajid Nadiadwala’s ‘Heropanti’. He is paired opposite Kriti Sanon, who too is making her Bollywood debut with the film. On being asked as to why he was not launched by his family, Tiger said, “My mother was a producer. They never thought about that (launching me). Since I was already getting offers from outside, so why not consider it… As I was not getting any offers from home. Maybe we will work together sometime.”
As a child, Tiger used to visit his father’s film sets. Sharing some anecdotes from that period, he said, “There was a film called ‘Gardish’ that he was shooting for and there was a fight scene in which my father was getting beaten up badly by the goons. I was there and felt very bad that people were beating my father. I was running to save my father and someone stopped me saying it is just a movie and not real. Also when I used to watch my father romance Madhuriji (Dixit), I used to get very jealous thinking that he is married and is my mother’s husband. I was like he can’t do all this,” he said.
Tiger said that during his growing up years, he was deliberately kept away from his father’s professional life. “We were kept away from his professional life. My mother used to keep me away from the limelight and gave us a normal childhood,” he said.