Recently, Tiger Shroff was quizzed (which seemed more like an attempt to coerce) into revealing the female star cast of Karan Johar’s upcoming film Student Of The Year 2. In response to which Tiger said “I don’t get involved with the casting at all. I don’t really care about the padding around me. It’s the script and my character that matter.”
What followed this comment, as you may or may not know, is that a tonne of flak that Shroff Jr. received due to the sexist nature of the comment.
We are well aware of how misinterpretation of words has deeply maligned a person’s reputation in the past. Tiger, who has had his fair share of such misinterpretations, has once again fallen prey to it.
As it turns out, as per Tiger, the padding comment was taken out of context and has explained his stance on the same. He says “The reporter kept asking me about who my heroines in SOTY 2 are and she tried to also ask me if I’m pushing Disha (Patani) for my films. I just meant to say that all I care about are my role and work. Everything else depends on the director because ultimately, it’s his vision, after all.”
On top of that, Tiger explains the real message that he was intending to send out with his comment by saying “People who know me well know that I am not the kind of a guy to insult and disrespect women. I never called my heroines padding. I was referring to everything else about the film — how the director designs the film, shoots, and pads it up. I was talking about the structure and the padding around a film to make it larger and not about the girls at all.”
We hope that after this, his statement is understood in the way it was meant to be.
On the work front, Tiger will be seen in Munna Michael opposite Nawazuddin Siddiqui and Niddhi Aggerwal.