Tiger would love a biopic on MJ
The actor, who idolises Michael Jackson, says he’d be grateful to get an opportunity like that
Actor Tiger Shroff (right), who is a selfconfessed fan of Michael Jackson (right below), says he’d like to play the King of Pop in a film. “Biopics are interesting and I’d love to do one on Michael Jackson,” says Tiger, who is grateful to have got an opportunity to pay a tribute to his idol through his film, Munna Michael.
Speaking about his fondest memories of MJ, the legend, Tiger says, “I was very young, so I did not understand what was going on at the Mumbai concert [in 1996]. I was four or five years old. I couldn’t see the stage, but my father (actor Jackie Shroff) picked me up, and then I could see Michael Jackson performing in front of me. I was amazed with his presence. I knew I wanted to be like that, I wanted that craze and wanted to stand like him and sing like him.”
It is not just the late pop star’s dancing skills that Tiger is mesmerised with, but also his charity work. “With great power comes great responsibility. The amount of work MJ did for environment and his charity work... it’s great,” he says.
It has been three years since Tiger entered Bollywood, and he has been learning the ropes of not only acting, but dancing and action as well. “I’m creatively involved with the films I do. I do give in my inputs when it comes to choreography, but that’s about it. I don’t cross the line. I don’t want to disrespect the technicians,” says Tiger.
For him, a film should not just be action and dance but should also have the right content and characters. “If the story is not there, people will get bored. There has to be a reason for me to do action in the film, otherwise it’s pointless,” he says.