Tiger would love a biopic on MJ

The ac­tor, who idolises Michael Jack­son, says he’d be grate­ful to get an op­por­tu­nity like that

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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.

PHOTO: AMAL KS /HT

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