Tiger Shroff knows his image is of an action hero but has no qualms about it. The actor, however, finds it upsetting that he has to prove himself with other genres. He wants to have his own identity and not to be known just by his dad's name. Tiger, recently in an interview spoke at length on his action hero image and added that he wants to inspire youngsters through his work. Tiger also confessed that he has got some offers from West.
Tiger told the media here: "I am not at all versatile and I look at it as a positive thing. I already have an identity of an action hero in the Hindi film industry where there is so much competition.
According to the reports of DNA, Tiger Shroff said, "I am more like momma (Ayesha Shroff). My sister, Krishna is more like my dad. Dad is so bindaas. He doesn’t care about what people think. I am uptight and focused. My father was born a star. On the other hand, I had to work hard to get out of his shadow and make my own identity. I didn’t want to just be — Jackie Shroff ka beta.”
"When people talk about action heroes of the present time, one of the names could be Tiger Shroff. Yes, I am typecast but this whole thing has given me an identity and made me stand out. It makes me feel good."
In the West, there are actors who are always a part of action films and they are respected as action heroes without getting questioned on their versatility. However, in Bollywood, there is a constant pressure on action heroes to prove their skills as an actor who is comfortable with other genres of films like romance and drama.
Asked to comment on it, Tiger said: "Firstly, action heroes are aspirational. Youngsters want to be like them. They put their poster on the wall and admire them. As an action hero, I want to have some meaning in my life, and I want to touch many hearts. I want to inspire, through my work."
"My heroes are Michael Jackson, Bruce Lee and they are the people who proved their worth. They inspired many lives through their work. If anything in life, I want to do the same and I am craving for such an opportunity so that I can serve the world rather than just one film industry."
Is he interested to work in the West?
"Though I have got some offers, I haven't signed anything yet. I am very lucky that people have noticed my work and have understood that I have the ability to perform action. Maybe there is a void of young action heroes in the West, which is opening a possibility," he said.
On the professional front, Tiger, who kick-started his career in 2014 with Heropanti will next be seen in Student of the Year 2. Directed by Punit Malhotra and introducing Ananya Panday and Tara Sutaria, the movie will release on May 10.