Mumbai : Actor Tiger Shroff says though he likes to flaunt his dance skills and well-built body on screen, he wouldn’t mind losing his muscular looks to play a boy-next-door character in the near future.
Be it “Heropanti” or “Baaghi”, Tiger has showcased his action, dance and martial arts skills. Asked if he is ready to reduce his muscles for any role, Tiger told IANS here: “Yes, I won’t mind losing my muscles for any role… say a boy-next-door.”
“Having said that… I want to make a mark as a larger than life ‘hero’. That image… like the one Salman Khan sir has… that kind of an on-screen image.”
In his forthcoming film “Munna Michael”, based on dance and action, Tiger will be seen as a street dancer who is a diehard Michael Jackson fan.
He believes he is a fairly good dancer and that he went through intensive rehearsals to get each and every single dance move right.
What makes him go through this process despite having the option for a re-take while filming?
Tiger said: “As an individual, I am little different. I want to practice and prepare to set my skill and signature as an actor different. I want to make a mark. I think only through practice you can reach perfection. Yes, I can do a lot of re-takes, but taking the extra struggle will help me to prove myself differently.”
After making his Bollywood acting debut in 2014 with “Heropanti”, he became a star. Still, he has managed to maintain warmth with people around him.
“My dad’s (actor Jackie Shroff) personality definitely influenced me a lot. Dad didn’t change even a little bit after becoming a celebrated actor. He stayed in a ‘chawl’ even after the success of his films, stood in a queue for public toilets… watching dad while growing up…those things teach you a lot.”
“So yes, earning respect and staying humble is the life lesson that dad teaches us,” said Tiger.
And he has many female fans chasing him.
“I don’t think too much about that. Every morning I get up and thank the almighty for all the love and admiration I am receiving from people, my fans… from everyone. Then I go back to my zone… to make my skill sharper…” he said.