Actor Tiger Shroff might be the son of Jackie Shroff but he has maintained an image which is absolutely opposite of his father’s. His father is known as the bindaas bhidu of Bollywood – the one with a carefree, nonchalant attitude. However, Tiger has carved a more serious, introverted image and he says that’s because he never wanted to work under the shadow of his father. Ahead of the release of his upcoming film Student of The Year 2, Tiger Shroff opened up on being different from father Jackie Shroff and his films which are not just the ‘showreel of action and dance.’

Tiger talked to DNA in an interview and revealed that in his family, he is more like his mother Ayesha Shroff while his sister, Krishna Shroff has inherited his father’s qualities of not being so uptight and live like the king. He said he was sure about one thing while making his foray in the movie business – that he doesn’t want to look like ‘just Jackie Shroff ka beta’. Therefore, he worked hard at every step and designed his path. He was quoted by the daily saying, “I am more like momma. Dad is so bindaas. He doesn’t care about what people think. 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.” 

Tiger is five films old in the industry – Heropanti (2014), Baaghi (2016), A Flying Jatt (2016), Munna Michael (2017) and Baaghi 2 (2018), and all his films were high on action and dance, which is considered as the actor’s forte in the industry. However, Tiger doesn’t want his audience to believe that his films have only got action and dance to offer to them. He said in the interview that what triggers him to do stunts in the film is what is relevant in the story. Tiger added that the purpose behind his character’s action is important and that’s the motivation behind his character.

The actor was quoted by the daily saying, “It cannot just be — arre, this one is a Tiger Shroff film, so it will be a showreel of action and dance. I have to play the hero with a purpose whether it’s saving the heroine, fighting for my country or taking on the baddies.”

His next, Student of The Year 2 is slated to hit the screens on May 10. The film also features Tara Sutaria and Ananya Panday with him in the lead.