Envy and admire!
Don’t complain if this is exactly how you feel, (especially if you are a guy) when you see this young sensation, all of 21 sweating it all out in the gym, training hard in his martial art classes and when he puts-on his dancing shoes.
While many of the youngsters indulge themselves in drinking and smoking during their teens (the extremes are not known for the ones who are born in a superstars home), Tiger Shroff, son of actor Jackie Shroff, stands tall as an exception purely because of his fitness crazy approach to life and a passion to change the face of action cinema in India.
“I have a simple goal in life and that is to be the Bruce Lee of Bollywood. I have been training very hard for a long time now to be in an absolutely supreme physical condition and to be able to perform my stunts on my own or rather take it to a whole new level.”
“I’m a pretty boring guy. I don’t smoke nor do I drink, I don’t go out much with friends either because of the time that I need to dedicate to my training every day. I dance all morning, and in the afternoon I either hit the gym or go for acting classes. My evenings are normally reserved for either martial art practice or gymnastics and that’s the cycle every day.”
Such is the dedication of this young aspiring actor, that to perfect his landing skills he trains at the beach side in Mumbai regularly and now can do the same lifts anywhere with ease. “The sandy part can be very testing on the body but it helps in gaining strength also. The idea was to perfect the art so much that I could do the same lifts anywhere and anytime that I wished to.”
How different it is to be ‘Shroff”, to which he says “One good thing about my dad is that he never made us feel that we are the children of a star. He would always tell us to keep life simple and work hard on our own to get what we want in life. He is the biggest inspiration of my life…a true legend by all means. I hope I achieve at least half of what he has. Though he doesn’t talk much about work while at home, but we do communicate at times about the trades of the business.”
Believe it or not but this young Shroff has no inclination towards designer wear clothes and has a tantrum free life. “Though I did shoot for the cover page of few magazines but have no real interest in fashion or anything of that sort. I actually wish I could roam around naked everywhere (now that is where all would decide to join a gym ASAPJ).
Gym, Martial Art, Gymnastics, Dance Classes, Acting Classes… how does he manage the female fan following then?
(Laughs) “Female following are non-existent! May be I shall take some tips from my dad on that. He is one super cool person who still attracts a lot of eyes. Though on a serious note, I don’t really have time for all this. I am married to my work and my training my commitment.”
He has given himself one more year before he finally makes an official entry in Bollywood and if the saying “Hard work pays-off well” is true then we sure are talking about a deserving name.
– Sandeep Verma