We all know Tiger Shroff is gearing up for his upcoming film, titled Munna Michael. This movie is a tribute to the legendary Michael Jackson. Tiger Shroff also talks about his daddy Jackie Shroff, his co-star Nidhi Agarwal, Nawazuddin Siddiqui and lot more in an exclusive interview with an eminent tabloid this week.
Munna Michael is your third film with Sabbir Khan…
Yes, and I have a very special equation with him. He is one of the key people who has been instrumental in shaping my career. I remember he broached Munna Michael with me even before we had completed Baaghi.
And the other one is Sajid Nadiadwala, who introduced you in Heropanti and followed it by casting you in Baaghi & Baaghi 2…
Of course, and he is a gem of a person. Whenever in doubt, I turn to him. I am so happy doing Munna Michael, which is a tribute to my childhood hero Michael Jackson.
How did you react when Jackson passed away?
I was heartbroken. But honestly, I think he is immortal. He never misused his power, there was so much of positivity about him.
Do you still hear his songs and see his dances?
Of course, I do. I remember when I was younger, I used to lock myself in my room and try to dance like Jackson. I loved doing that.
Munna Michael is also a tribute to your Dad (Jackie Shroff)…
Yes, we shot in Teen Batti where he lived before he entered films, and I was amazed. Coming to my dad, his roots are very firm. He gets along with everybody on the set. People love him and I am so proud of that. He is so humble and still the same.
Is Munna Michael complete?
No, about 30 percent of it is yet to be shot.
How is it working with Nawaz?
He gives you an unexpected reaction in every scene, he won’t do the obvious. This, in turn, throws you off, but mind you, in a good way. All said and done, the scenes in question get enhanced. For his fans, Munna Michael is his first mainstream commercial cinema. He dancing with me is going to be a treat to watch.
Wasn’t it difficult for him to match steps with you?
Hmmm… Initially, he was saying that. But once the cameras rolled, he used to get into his elements and besharami se he did everything. He is brilliant.
Munna Michael is your leading lady Nidhi Agarwal’s first step into Bollywood. How is your equation with her?
Good, she is a very sincere and hardworking girl. I try and understand that not too long ago, I was in her shoes. Moreover, the janta is never bothered about how many retakes were done for a particular scene. The end product is turning out well, that’s all that matters.
Action is your forte. Who would you rate as the best in the business?
Bruce Lee, he started it all. And Jackie Chan, who I think deserved a lot better than he got; such a mild personality but yet so inspiring.
What’s next after Munna Michael?
Student of the Year 2 and Baaghi 2.
Munna Michael seems to be very close to the super stunt Master Tiger Shroff, we can’t wait to watch the film!