I can’t tell you how much I cried when people made fun of me: Tiger Shroff

I can't tell you how much I cried when people made fun of me: Tiger Shroff
Tiger Shroff

In a short span of time, actor Tiger Shroff has carved a niche for himself in Bollywood, proved his worth at the box-office and garnered a loyal fan following.

But there’s more to the actor than his tough exterior and exceptional martial art skills. In a recent interview with Times of India about his upcoming film ‘A Flying Jatt’, the actor revealed how difficult it was for him to set aside all the negativity that followed following the release of his debut film.

When the actor was asked about whether he follows the things that are written about him on social media platforms, Tiger responded by saying, “I do. Initially, it affected me a lot. I remember when the trailer of my first film released, people found me gora-chikna and made fun of my strange hairstyle, dance and even, my unusual name. I don’t look like an ordinary Indian boy. I entered the industry with the notion that I would enjoy the same glory and appreciation like my father. But that wasn’t the case. I can’t tell you how much I cried.”

“However, I was happy when the film worked. I realised that even huge stars have their fans who slam each other. Who am I to complain? The fact they are talking about me and noticing me is enough. A lot of stuff still comes up on social media, but I prefer to focus on my work and learn from all the criticisms levelled at me. I understand the difference between hatred and genuine criticism,” he added.

Tiger’s upcoming film, ‘A Flying Jatt’, is helmed by Remo D’Souza and stars Jacqueline Fernandez and Nathan Jones. It is slated for a August 25 release.

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