Tiger Shroff: Can't do comedy like Varun Dhawan or Ranveer Singh

Updated: Oct 11, 2019, 07:10 IST | Mohar Basu | Mumbai

Following up War with another actioner in Baaghi 3, Tiger Shroff discusses playing to his strengths in the 'competitive' industry

Tiger Shroff
Tiger Shroff

While War remains unstoppable at the box office, Tiger Shroff is already clocking in long hours, shooting for Baaghi 3. The Ahmed Khan-directed film is a passion project for the actor who owes his thriving career to the franchise's long-standing popularity. Shroff is happy to be back on home turf with action spectacles like War and Baaghi 3.

"My audience doesn't take my experimentation well. Right after Baaghi 2 [2018], I was seen being bullied by college kids in Student Of The Year 2. That wasn't appreciated by my fans. SOTY 2 recovered the money but didn't fare as well as we had hoped for," says the young star, aware that audience's expectations are sky-high from Baaghi 3. "I had a lot of feedback [on the script]. Ahmed sir [director] and the producer [Sajid Nadiadwala] were kind enough to hear my suggestions."

Varun Dhawan and Ranveer Singh
Varun Dhawan and Ranveer Singh

Detractors may argue that Shroff, with his multiple action offerings, uses the genre as a safety net. But the actor views it differently. "It's competitive these days. You have to exploit your strengths to the maximum. I can't be compared to anyone else in my generation in the genre of films that I do." Quiz him if he worries about being pigeon-holed at a time when his peers are fearlessly experimenting, and he candidly says, "I would never dare to compete with Varun Dhawan or Ranveer Singh. I can't do comedy like them. So, it's fair to say that main apni jagah theek hoon. I am choosing roles that display my action abilities."

Also Read: War: Hrithik Roshan and Tiger Shroff's film stands at Rs 228.55 crore in 8 days

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