"Tough to match up to Bruce Lee also"
Tiger Shroff took on his trolls on an episode of Arbaaz Khan’s talk show Pinch.
The show sees Arbaaz read out mean comments from trolls to his celebrity guest.
One of his haters was filmmaker Ram Gopal Varma, who had called Tiger a “bikini babe” in 2017.
Tiger explained that even before his Bollywood debut, he was unfairly compared to his father Jackie Shroff. He also had many comments aimed at his appearance.
In the 2017 tweet, he referred to Tiger as a “bikini babe” and that he should learn “machoism” from his father.
— Ram Gopal Varma (@RGVzoomin) March 2, 2017
On Pinch, Tiger responded to RGV’s comment, saying:
“No one can match up to Bhidu, except Bhaijaan (Salman Khan).
“Tough to match up to Bruce Lee also, so sir, I think you’re absolutely right.”
Tiger went on to talk about the hate he has received about his look. He said:
“Before the release also, I used to be trolled a lot for my looks.
“People used to say, ‘is he a hero or a heroine? He doesn’t look like Jackie dada’s son at all’.”
“It was a deliberate move to play to my strengths.”
One troll had told Tiger: “You have everything, except a beard.”
This prompted the actor to point at his facial hair and say:
“What’s this, then?”
On the talk show, Tiger Shroff said that he is who he is today because of his fans and as long as his fans like him, nothing else matters.
“If you’re being trolled or bullied, it’s only because you’ve made an impact.
“Whatever I am today, it’s because of the audiences… As long I’m number one in your heart, that’s what matters to me.”
Arbaaz also told Tiger that one fan asked if he was a virgin.
In response, Tiger said: “I am a virgin just like Salman Khan.”
Previously, Tiger Shroff’s sister Krishna spoke about the unfair comparisons between her brother and her father.
She said: “What my father created for himself and has done till date is unmatchable.
“What Tiger has done in such a short span is so impressive.
“So, it is not fair to compare Tiger with our father or me with any of the two. There is room for everyone. So, people should live and let live.”
Krishna also revealed that Tiger did not intend to become an actor.
She continued: “I don’t think Tiger had the inclination to be an actor.
“He wanted to pursue sports as a career.
“Acting was something that he happened to fall back on. It was always in the back of his mind.”