Sajid Nadiadwala signs Tiger Shroff for two films
Tiger Shroff must have impressed the producer of his debut film very much. Even before the release of his first film, ‘Heropanti’, the producer Sajid Nadiadwala has signed the 24 year old newcomer to a two-film deal. Tiger has confirmed the news, "I have signed a two-film deal with Sajid sir, but as of now nothing is finalised about those projects. Right now everyone is focussing on Heropanti'’. At the moment Tiger is totally focused on ‘Heropanti’ which hits the theaters on 23rd of May. The film is directed by Sabbir Khan and also features newcomer Kriti Sanon in the female lead role opposite Tiger. Apart from dancing and acting, Tiger has taken part in some very dangerous stunts, some of which he himself has choreographed.
Tiger, son of Jackie Shroff, knows very well that there are high expectations from him. But instead of feeling pressurized, he tries to use it to his advantage, “As a star son, there are expectations from me but that is my strength and I have been able to work hard in this film because of that only," the actor said before adding, "we are happy with our film as the final product. It has turned out well. Now we have to just wait and watch how it works". In the film ‘Heropanti’, Tiger plays the character of Bablu whom he describes as ‘free spirited’. "He's rebellious, he does what he feels. He has attitude hence the name Heropanti. Once people see the film, the definition of Heropanti will change I think," said Tiger in a television interview. He wants to make a career in the movies but reveals that he is a shy person and takes time to open up. Initially he found it very difficult to shoot with hundreds of people watching him.
Tiger was born as Jai Hemant Shroff to parents Jackie and Ayesha Shroff. The name Tiger was given to him because of his tendency to bite and scratch people when he was a child. Despite having Jackie Shroff as his father who was one of Bollywood’s leading men in 80s and early 90’s, the idea of acting came late to him.
In 2010, there were reports that director Subhash Ghai will launch him in the remake of his classic film ‘Hero’. But in 2012 news came out that Shroff will not be part of that project. Instead, Sajid Nadiadwala’s ‘Heropanti’ became his first film.