KUALA LUMPUR: Budding actor Tiger Shroff, known for his flawless dance moves, says he wasn’t born a dancer and had to work hard at it. He has paid a tribute to late pop star Michael Jackson, but he shared that dancing doesn’t come easily to him.” I was born with two left feet. I worked hard,” Tiger told reporters after winning the Best Debut trophy at 16th edition of the International Indian Film Academy (IIFA) Weekend and Awards here on Sunday.
He was feted by Hrithik Roshan, who said that the son of actor Jackie Shroff reminds him of the days he started off in the film industry as an actor in 2000.”We have one thing in common. We both have to fight genetics as our fathers are amazing dancers,” Hrithik, son of actor-filmmaker Rakesh Roshan, joked before handing over the award to Tiger.
The Heropanti star has always been vocal about how much he respects Hrithik, but when it comes to dancing there are other actors who inspire the youngster.” Shahid Kapoor is technical and his dance moves are clean. Govinda is the smoothest dancer. I don’t think I can dance like him,” said Tiger, who was nervous about joining the film industry.
Having made a successful Bollywood acting debut with Heropanti last year, he says he didn’t expect to be appreciated by the audience. “There was so much pressure on me as I am a star’s kid. I didn’t want to join the industry. My father became an overnight star with Hero; so, I was scared about my debut film not working out,” said the actor, who gives most of the credit to the film’s producer Sajid Nadiadwala.
His father might be from the same industry, but Tiger says Jackie doesn’t interfere in his work.” He has a different mind and I have a different mind. He doesn’t help me in choosing scripts,” said Tiger, who is tied up with Baaghi, another production of Nadiadwala.