More and more screen heroes are determined to project a squeaky-clean image off screen. After Salman Khan and Hrithik Roshan, who refuse to indulge in screen villainy, it is Tiger Shroff who won’t do negative roles.
It makes sense because Tiger has a huge fan following comprising young adults – kids and teenagers. “I have to think of the young people who come to watch my films. A lot of them look up to us, expect us to set an example. They follow the clothes we wear, the way we talk and behave. It is very important to be correct in our behaviour towards women, children and elders even on screen,” says Tiger. The young actor affirms he will not play negative or grey characters, “I’d rather play positive roles. I am a pretty positive person in real life. I’d want to project that positivity in the roles that I play.”
When told that by doing so, he’s following Hrithik Roshan, Tiger expresses great delight. He says, “I am so glad to hear that. Hrithik sir has always been my idol. To follow in his footsteps is my greatest desire as an actor.” In fact, Tiger intends to take tips from Hrithik to approach his role in the remake of Rambo to be directed by Siddharth Anand. Hrithik, it may be recalled, was the first choice for the desi Rambo. Says Tiger, “It is an honour to step into a space created for Hrithik sir.” villainy!