Most have a fear that they might be overshadowed by another person’s personality, especially when they have to work together, and the fear is made worse when the person is someone they have been admiring for a long time. Such was the case with actor Tiger Shroff when he had to share screen space with his idol, actor Hrithik Roshan.
Tiger, who will be starring alongside Hrithik in Siddharth Anand’s next, has in an interview with DNA revealed that he is a big fan of the Kaho Naa… Pyaar Hai star and that to work with him was a dream come true. He idolizes Hrithik so much that he becomes like a kid in a candy store when the actor is around. He even confessed to having second thoughts about taking the project.
“Hrithik sir has been a real-life superhero for me since I was a kid. When I was approached for this film and told that he would also star in it, my heart started racing. I was ecstatic that I would finally be sharing screen space with him. But at the same time, I was scared because I kept asking myself, ‘Should I be doing it at all? Is it right to go up against someone like him who’s a Demigod superstar?’ I was sure nobody will look at me,” he was quoted as saying.
“It’s been a blessing. It’s a surreal feeling on the set every day. I hope I’m not irritating him. I’m like this kid in a candy store, I keep staring at him all the time. I want to tell people and the world that I’m with him (laughs). In fact, when somebody asks me what I’m doing now, I’m extremely cool about it and say, ‘Nothing much actually. I’m just doing a film with Hrithik Roshan'(laughs),” he added.
Tiger was also asked if he and Hrithik have any common interests and how they interact on the sets of the movie.
“We have similar interests when it comes to dance, fitness or superheroes. I ask him a lot about his approach towards his career and films. I almost annoy him because no one can understand how much I have studied him. But I hope I’m not annoying him too much. In between shots, I show him his dance moves from the past and he guesses which tracks they are from,” he revealed.
The movie, which has tentatively been titled Hrithik vs Tiger and which will be produced by Yash Raj Films, will see the two pitted against one other in a dance-off.
“Right now, we haven’t thought about that. There are a lot of action scenes that we are currently shooting. We have left the songs for the end. So that will be like a celebration. We have kept that in the last schedule. But I’m already scared to match up to Hrithik sir,” Tiger added.