Bollywood newbie Tiger Shroff will be bestowed with an honorary 5th degree black belt at Mumbai on July 30 courtesy his action packed debut film ‘Heropanti’.
Tiger Shroff will be receiving the Kukkiwon -World Taekwondo Headquarters (part of the South Korean Government) decided to present Tiger with this honour after the officials saw him doing some stunning action sequences and martial arts in his Bollywood debut film Heropanti.
Earlier, Tiger Shroff stated that he has been into martial arts since childhood and acting is just the consequence of it. “Since childhood, I used to be into martial arts, gymnastics and I still love dancing. I had a lot of film offers since young age, so I thought, why not transfer my skills into this industry and do a role that helps me utilize all of my strengths,” Tiger Shroff had said.
According to reports, the reason behind acknowledging his action skills is that Kukkiwon believes Tiger Shroff is the ideal youth icon as he will inspire children and women to take up martial arts and self defense training in order to protect themselves.
An excited Tiger Shroff has humbly accepted this privilege and stated that he was invited by this committee mainly because martial arts is a way of life for him and his true passion. However, Tiger feels that he doesn’t deserve it since he is too young and has a lot to learn.
Tiger Shroff who was last in Sabbir Khan’s ‘Heropanti’ and will be doing his next with the director again. The film will again be produced by Sajid Nadiadwala since he has signed a two film deal with him. However, post that, Tiger will be seen in a dance thriller which will be directed by choreographer turned filmmaker Remo D’Souza and produced by Ekta Kapoor.