Ananya Pandey, Jhanvi Kapoor & Sara Ali Khan Are NOT Paddings: Tiger Shroff Clears The Air
WATCH HIM SPEAK: Tiger was quoted to have said a few things in Mumbai Mirror last week that were construed as he referring to his heroines as mere 'paddings'. Tiger clarifies with SpotboyE.com on the ruckus generated
Tiger Shroff just said something the other day in Mumbai Mirror that might have ended up rubbing some people the wrong way.
Tiger, who has been finalised as the lead actor in Dharma Productions' Student Of The Year 2, said that he didn't 'really care about the padding around him'.
This is exactly how it appeared:
"When I work with someone who is my junior, I know exactly what the person is going through. I've never felt the need to work with established actresses even though I have had the opportunity to work with the beautiful and fantastic Shraddha Kapoor (Baaghi) and Jacqueline Fernandez (A Flying Jatt)."
Shroff went on to say, "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."
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Fingers were immediately pointed at Tiger that he was demeaning people like Ananya Pandey (who has been finalised as the leading lady) and Jhanvi Kapoor & Sara Ali Khan who are also in the running for the second girl's role in the film.
Firstly, let us tell you loud and clear that, barring a miracle, Jhanvi and Sara are not doing Student Of The Year 2. Jhanvi will make her debut with the Sairat remake opposite Ishaan Khattar and Sara will make her first splash in Prerna Arora's Kriarj Entertainment's Kedarnath opposite Sushant Singh. One wonders why there is so much confusion about the second role in SOTY 2. SpotboyE.com has it that till date, the plan is to have a new face as the second girl. Tara Sutaria's name is being touted for that slot so far, but nothing official about it yet.
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Anyway, coming back to Tiger's padding statement, we took the opportunity today to ask him about it, when we sat down to interview him about Munna Michael.
Without batting an eyelid, Tiger said, "It was all taken in the wrong context. Referring heroines to padding was the last thing on my mind. By padding I simply meant that how a producer and director package a film with so-and-so people.
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"I never meant that the heroine is just a prop in the film and I never said anything to that effect either. Ask the heroines whom I have worked with if I ever made them feel like that."
And then Tiger quickly added, "Frankly, I don't want to defend myself ki main achcha bachcha hoon. Whatever happened is unfortunate. I can never demean the heroines.
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The quote was picked up, perceived wrongly, and stories made around it. I just said that I am concerned about my part. For others, I might be a padding. Nothing wrong with that."
So, that's that!
(We will bring you Tiger's full interview soon. Watch this space)