T I en­joy my time with Disha

Tiger Shroff won’t say if he is see­ing Baaghi 2 co-star Disha Patani, but he ad­mits that she’s a great per­son and he re­lates to her be­cause she’s a lot like him

Hindustan Times (Lucknow) - Live - - Front Page - Monika Rawal Kukreja monika.rawal@htlive.com

iger Shroff and Disha Patani’s re­la­tion­ship sta­tus has been fod­der for gos­sip mills for long. But the two con­tinue to deny they are dat­ing, de­spite be­ing spot­ted to­gether quite of­ten. So, are they or are they not, we asked Tiger when we re­cently caught up with him. “Frankly, I’ve not both­ered to clar­ify and I don’t read the [news] pa­pers much. But yes, I re­ally en­joy my time with her [Disha] when­ever we get to spend some time. She’s a great per­son and I can re­late to her [in many ways] be­cause she’s very much like me in the sense that she’s not

the so­cial kind and is very into her­self. She’s sort of an in­tro­vert just like me and is here to work.”

Re­act­ing to their pic­tures that went vi­ral af­ter Disha suf­fered a leg in­jury, and Tiger was clicked by her side, he says, “She was in­jured and I was giv­ing a help­ing hand. And it’s not just about her, if any lady was in­jured, I would be a gen­tle­man enough and help her cross the road, it is ba­sic com­mon sense. I can’t let her just roam around with a bro­ken leg — that would be ridicu­lous.”

The 27-year-old ac­tor, who will star with Disha in Baaghi 2 is not af­fected by the ru­mour mills, at all. “It

[ru­mours] is just a part and par­cel (of be­ing a celeb) and some­times celebs do these things for pub­lic­ity also. But I feel it’s al­ways in­ter­est­ing to know lit­tle bit about the per­sonal life of the per­son you see on screen, so it doesn’t bother me [much].” But, it gets to him when his fam­ily gets in­volved.

“Each time some­thing bad is writ­ten about me, I don’t think about my­self be­cause I hon­estly don’t care. But I think about my par­ents be­cause they are read­ing these things about their son and God knows what they must be feel­ing see­ing their son go through all this. My only goal is to make my fam­ily proud and give them re­spect and hap­pi­ness they de­serve,” says the son of ac­tor Jackie Shroff and Aye­sha Shroff.

Hit­ting back at trolls, Tiger, whose last film Munna Michael failed to make a mark at the box of­fice, adds that he pur­posely doesn’t re­act to them. “I don’t want to shed more light or add more fuel to the fire. I don’t want it to get out of pro­por­tion be­cause then my par­ents also get dragged into it and I am not cool with it. You can say any­thing [bad] to me, but just don’t get per­sonal or in­volve my fam­ily.”

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