By Subhash K Jha
MUMBAI: The young Tiger Shroff understandably idolizes his father. Tiger has seen his father Jackie Shroff’s Hero umpteen times and is trying imbibe the same silent intensity.
Apparently, Tiger’s UP ka bhaiyya character doesn’t speak much. He simply…well, smoulders. And when he speaks Tiger’s Mumbai upbringing is never allowed to come forward.
Tiger has not only trained in the martial arts and other ways of the warrior he has also been taking speech lessons so that he sounds like a rustic Uttar Pradeshi.
Says Tiger, “Now I know what my Dad went through for the past 35 years. It’s no joke to face the camera and do everything that a screen hero does without looking unnatural. Hats off to all the actors, technicians , directors and cameramen for their hard work. I am just starting out.”
The schedules for Hero-panti are grueling.
Reveals Tiger, “For the past few days I’ve shot non-stop from 5.30 am inwards till late night. I don’t even have time to touch base with my parents. It’s hard but great fun. I couldn’t have hoped for a better launch and a better producer than Mr Sajid Nadiadwala.”
Tiger has started his shooting with routine scenes but would soon go into heavy-duty dancing and then what he loves best.
And the action sequences?
The disciplined youngster laughs, “Of course action is my forte.But to me all my scenes are equally important. The dancing, fighting ,emoting…I have to give my best all through the film.I won’t get this opportunity again.”