As the whole world and its favourite box office expert know, Tiger Shroff’s debut film ‘Heropanti’ and the new Rajinikanth opus ‘Kochadaiyaan’ which features Tiger’s father Jackie Shroff in the cast opened simultaneously yesterday.
You’d think Tiger would be nervous about facing up to his father at the box office. Instead Tiger surprises with his tongue-in-cheek retort. Says Tiger, “How do I react to this so-called competition between the father and son? I feel sorry for the father for coming on the same day as the son’s film.”
So would Tiger be watching his screen debut with the secret South Mumbai girlfriend that a section of the press has written about? Tiger guffaws. “I wish there was one. But there is no girlfriend from South, North or Central Mumbai. Or any part of the world.”
Tiger is really excited about adopting a tiger from the Nagpur zoo. Says the star aspirant, “I adopted a tiger for two reasons. It is my favourite animal. But more importantly the tiger faces extinction.”
Tiger says he wants to use his potential stardom to help the less privileged. “Whatever little clout I gain through my career, I’d like to use to help as many lives as I can. I truly believe that power and responsibility go together.”
More power to such responsible citizens.