Tiger re­acts to Ram Gopal Varma’s digs at him

Hindustan Times (Patna) - Live - - Front Page - Yashika Mathur yashika.mathur@htlive.com ■

Film­maker Ram Gopal Varma has called ac­tor Tiger Shroff a woman, a bikini babe and mocked him for pos­ing like ac­tor Ur­mila Ma­tond­kar. While Tiger’s mother Aye­sha and sis­ter Kr­ishna had hit back at the film­maker for his “nasty rant”, the ac­tor has, so far, been silent on the is­sue.

“I haven’t con­fronted him. I am too soft spo­ken to con­front some­one, and es­pe­cially some­one so se­nior in the in­dus­try and some­one who has worked a cou­ple of times with my father (ac­tor Jackie Shroff). I don’t want to shame my par­ents or dis­re­spect any­body. I am still a new­comer and I want to fo­cus only on my work,” says Tiger.

In­stead of get­ting of­fended, the 27-year-old looks at the sit­u­a­tion dif­fer­ently. “The fact that peo­ple are notic­ing me or get­ting af­fected by me, means that I have made a mark, so I re­ally have no com­plaints,” he says.

Varma had re­cently tweeted that there should be a mar­tial arts match be­tween Tiger and ac­tor Vidyut Jammwal, who is also a trained mar­tial artist. Among a se­ries of tweets, RGV wrote that he was sure Vidyut would run away if Tiger chal­lenged him to a “hand to hand kick to kick fight in real”. In re­sponse, Vidyut tweeted an au­dio clip of RGV tak­ing digs at Tiger, af­ter which the film­maker apol­o­gised to the ac­tors. “I guess be­cause Vidyut and I are ac­tion fans and maybe he (Ram Gopal Varma) saw some rel­a­tive com­par­i­son, he de­cided to tweet. I have a lot of re­spect for both of them. I know how much it takes to do an ac­tion se­quence or make a film, so as a fel­low artist, I don’t want to pin down if I am bet­ter or if he is bet­ter. I am still too young to say any­thing. It would be out of line if I said any­thing rude,” says Tiger, adding that he “would like to work in si­lence and let suc­cess do the talk­ing.”


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