I’m not bit­ter or a sore loser: Tiger

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Ac­tor Adaa Khan has steadily emerged as a ver­sa­tile ac­tor, do­ing su­per­nat­u­ral shows such as Naa­gin and also ex­plor­ing her lighter side with a com­edy show. Af­ter reach­ing a point where her shows are get­ting ap­pre­ci­ated by the au­di­ence, she is cer­tain about one thing. “At the age I am, I am get­ting of­fers for lead roles, but af­ter

Ac­tor Tiger Shroff savoured in­stant suc­cess when his de­but Film, Heropanti (2014) turned out to be a suc­cess story. Not just box of­fice num­bers, Tiger re­ceived ap­pre­ci­a­tion from fans, as well. His sec­ond film Baaghi (2016), too, didn’t dis­ap­point. Rais­ing the bar even higher, Tiger did a su­per­hero film, A Fly­ing Jatt (2016) as his next, which tanked at the box of­fice. Even his last out­ing, Munna Michael, op­po­site debu­tant Nid­hhi Ager­wal failed to im­press. Ask him if this os­cil­lat­ing a point of time, as one grows older, one tends to be of­fered sup­port­ing roles. So for me, it’s only pow­er­ful leads for now. I will never com­pro­mise and do sup­port­ing roles,” says Adaa. While one al­ways hears strug­gle sto­ries from peo­ple who made it big in the en­ter­tain­ment in­dus­try, Adaa is quite vo­cal about fac­ing no hur­dles in her ca­reer. “I never wanted to even take up act­ing in the first ca­reer graph af­fects his choice of films, Tiger says, “I have just started my ca­reer and I have had two films that have been box of­fice suc­cesses and the other two, un­for­tu­nately, didn’t make a mark.” The ac­tor finds it strange that de­spite all the hype and re­sponse, a film like A Fly­ing Jatt didn’t work. “I think about it all the time and I feel that some­thing is not mak­ing sense. I am not bit­ter or a sore loser but when you add up all the love and all the TRPS com­ing to top three films of 2016 on tele­vi­sion, it still comes out to be the most viewed. I won­der why it didn’t place. I was there in a restau­rant once when I was of­fered my first mod­el­ling as­sign­ment. Then, I did a lot of com­mer­cials on TV be­fore I got called for my first show, Palam­pur Ex­press, which was fol­lowed by Be­henein, and Am­rit Man­than,” says the 28-year old, adding, “By the grace of God, I never had to strug­gle. My re­cent show Naa­gin also helped me a lot.” Adaa says that por­tray­ing a trans­late into box of­fice num­bers,” shares Tiger. The ac­tor re­calls how so many kids have come up to him say­ing they want to be a su­per­hero like Fly­ing Jatt and how par­ents have said that their child didn’t sleep or eat un­less they watched the film one more time. How­ever, Tiger doesn’t let it a take a toll on him. “I never for­get my fa­ther’s words that ‘don’t dwell in the past and just look for­ward.’ I can’t keep fail­ures in my mind but I keep them along as my strengths. My fail­ures power me through,” he adds.

I never wanted to even take up act­ing. I was in a restau­rant when I was of­fered my first mod­el­ling as­sign­ment ADAA KHAN, AC­TOR

neg­a­tive role in Naa­gin hasn’t af­fected the kind of of­fers she is re­ceiv­ing now, con­sid­er­ing that the in­dus­try is quick to stereo­type an ac­tor in the same kind of roles. “It hasn’t been the is­sue [in my case]. I have been of­fered such a va­ri­ety of roles. Most of them have also been pos­i­tive char­ac­ters. So, I haven’t faced any­thing of this sort, thank­fully,” she says.

PHOTO: AMAL KS/HT

Ac­tor Tiger Shroff’s su­per­hero film, A Fly­ing Jatt, was re­ceived well among his young fans

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