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Just four-films old in the in­dus­try, Tiger Shroff has al­ready earned a loyal fan fol­low­ing. While many might feel that it’s eas­ier for star kids to get a big launch pad and work with the big­gest ban­ners in Bol­ly­wood, Tiger says the sil­ver spoon only brings added pres­sure. On whether be­ing Jackie Shroff ’s son helped him be con­fi­dent and nav­i­gate the in­dus­try bet­ter than oth­ers, Tiger quips, “I rather feel more ner­vous be­cause I’m his son. There is a huge legacy to take for­ward, and so much of ex­pec­ta­tions to live up to.”

Tiger, how­ever, feels that it is nat­u­ral for one to think that he’s had it eas­ier when it comes to be­ing no­ticed. “I ad­mit that it’s eas­ier for us to get no­ticed ini­tially. So, I do agree with the fact that just be­cause I am my fa­ther’s son, it was eas­ier for peo­ple to start notic­ing me.”

Tiger, how­ever, as­serts that he has carved his own niche in the in­dus­try, with­out us­ing his fa­ther’s name to get work. “I have made it on my own met­tle. I have cre­ated my own iden­tity. I wouldn’t say that it was be­cause of my fa­ther that my pro­duc­ers signed me for my first film, Heropanti (2014).”

Nod­ding in agree­ment to other star kids’ opin­ion that be­ing a star only helps un­til one makes their de­but, Tiger says, “I know my fa­ther is hold­ing my hand only un­til the lights go off in a cin­ema hall. So, whether [or not] peo­ple de­cide to take over and hold my hand from there, that’s the ques­tion! The au­di­ence isn’t for­giv­ing.”

On whether he takes any ad­vice from his fa­ther while sign­ing films, Tiger says, “My dad is very bindaas. He knows that I’m a dark horse, who only sees the fin­ish line in the front. He doesn’t really give any tips be­cause he knows I’m much fo­cused on my craft.”

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