Tiger Shroff: Our furniture was sold off. Then my bed went. I started to sleep on the floor

Updated: Sep 04, 2019, 10:40 IST | The Hitlist Team |

Citing lackadaisical responses to dramas like SOTY 2, Tiger Shroff on finding a safe haven in actioners like the upcoming War

Tiger Shroff
Tiger Shroff

Given that it features two of the biggest action stars — Hrithik Roshan and Tiger Shroff — that Bollywood has seen, War has rightfully amassed abundant attention from cinephiles. But, reduce the trailer to the way it is seen, and it can be argued that for Shroff, this is yet another long chase sequence spanning exotic locales, and starring chiselled torsos and bikini bottoms. He has often stated that he isn't perturbed with the notion of being pigeon-holed. He reiterates in the upcoming September edition of GQ India that being typecast is just another way of finding his identity.

"You think of Shah Rukh sir [Khan], [and] think [he's the] 'Romance King'. You [look at] Salman Khan, [and] think 'Bhaijaan'. Each one of these guys has a label. That's important in an industry that has so much competition. Every time I do something offbeat, [the audience has] not been as kind, to me. [Consider] A Flying Jatt or Student Of The Year [SOTY] 2. In A Flying Jatt, I was a bumbling superhero, afraid of heights, fights and of using powers. In SOTY 2, I was a college guy getting bullied. It didn't go down well with my audience. I don't think they could digest me coming from Baaghi 2 to being beaten up by college students."

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In the early years of his career, the baggage of his father's stardom weighed on him just as heavily as Shroff senior's series of erratic financial decisions. In 2002, his mother's production, Boom, leaked on the Internet before its theatrical release. The film tanked. Shroff was 11 at the time, old enough to understand what was going on. "I remember how our furniture was sold off, one by one. Things I'd grown up seeing around us started disappearing. Then my bed went. I started to sleep on the floor. It was the worst feeling of my life." The uncertainty of those years was a powerful motivator. It's one of the reasons he won't experiment much. He'd rather do what he knows, and do it better than anyone else.

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Tiger Shroff's candid moments with family, childhood days and more
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    Born on March 2, 1990, actor Jackie Shroff's son Tiger's birth name is Jai Hemant Shroff. He got nicknamed Tiger as he had a habit of biting people. Pictured: Little Tiger with father Jackie Shroff in an old photograph. Doesn't he look adorable? (All Pics/Official Instagram accounts of Tiger, Jackie and Krishna)

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    Tiger Shroff completed his schooling from American School of Bombay. He is skilled in martial arts, gymnastics and dance.

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    Tiger Shroff and sister Krishna, who is younger to him by three years, are the best of friends. This childhood of picture of them will give you sibling goals.

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    A super-adorable image of baby Tiger Shroff (or should we call him cub?) with mother Ayesha Shroff. Tiger has been very close to his mother. The actor had confessed it on Koffee With Karan, a few years back.

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    Tiger Shroff, who made his Bollywood debut with Heropanti in 2014, essayed a superhero in the 2016 film A Flying Jatt. Dad Jackie portrayed a role with similar shades years ago with Shiva Ka Insaaf. They are both pictured wearing similar outfits to commemorate the occasion.

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    A young Tiger Shroff pictured with mom Ayesha Shroff at a party. Talking about Tiger's admiration for Michael Jackson, Ayesha had revealed once, "He's always loved MJ as far back as I can remember! MJ and Bruce Lee. I had taken him for MJ's concert in 1996. Though Tiger was tiny back then! We spent the entire concert with me standing on a chair and Tiger on my shoulders!"

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    Tiger Shroff and family, which consists of dad Jackie Shroff, mother Ayesha Shroff and sister Krishna Shroff (pictured) have a close-knit bond. Krishna Shroff, known for her bold and outspoken demeanour keeps sharing pictures of herself that make her the target of online trolls. However, Tiger rushes to his sister's aid each time. Isn't that sweet?

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    Krishna Shroff is often spotted during outings with big brother Tiger. The brother-sister duo has time and again given fitness goals and now they have started a joint venture of a chain of gyms in Mumbai.

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    Tiger Shroff's sister Krishna always looks forward to watching Tiger's films. Having watched her brother — inarguably among the fittest actors in Bollywood — "overcome things and achieve what he has" since he took to mixed martial arts at the age of five, Krishna Shroff admits she too was driven to give the sport a go. "When he has time off from his shooting schedule, I try to be at the gym at the same time that he is. It is inspiring to see what he does, and attempt to achieve even a part of that," says Krishna, adding that she even shares her nutrition chart with the actor when he's away, to get his opinion on her routine.

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    Tiger Shroff pictured with his entire family, dad Jackie, mom Ayesha, sister Krishna and some friends at a wedding. Tiger had once revealed that his father Jackie Shroff does not give him acting tips. "We hardly discuss films when we are at home. Our discussions are generally on either family or food. He keeps a tab on my work but he doesn't give me any tips," he said.

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    Tiger Shroff has called mother Ayesha Shroff and sister Krishna Shroff as his support system.

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    Apart from family members, Tiger Shroff is extremely close to his Baaghi 2 co-star Disha Patani. The duo is inseparable! In fact, Tiger has even confessed that there is more than friendship between them.

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    Disha Patani pictured here with Tiger Shroff and Krishna Shroff is also considered a member of the Shroff family. Ayesha Shroff too bonds big time with Disha, and they have been often spotted on lunch outings.

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    On the work front, Tiger Shroff will be next seen in Student Of The Year 2, which marks the Bollywood debut of Ananya Panday and Tara Sutaria. The film, directed by Punit Malhotra, is slated to hit theatres on May 10, 2019.

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    Here's wishing good luck to Bollywood's Rambo!

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