‘I’M TOO SOFT SPOKEN TO CONFRONT SOMEONE’
Tiger reacts to Ram Gopal Varma’s digs at him
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.”