Sajid Nadiadwala’s “Heropanti”, the launchpad for Tiger Shroff, son of Jackie Shroff, says he feels as responsible towards the young actor as any parent. Sajid confesses to being nervous as never before, as he too is debuting as a director with Salman Khan starrer ‘Kick’. Therefore feels that he can identify with Tiger. Sajid has known Tiger since he was a child so feels double responsibility towards his career.
As per sources, Sajid said, “It’s a very strange mix of parental pride and a teacher’s concern. I’ve been part of Tiger’s life from the time he was a child. I was there when he was born. Luckily, I’m also part of his second birth, when his career takes off. So you could say I feel a double responsibility towards Tiger.”
Sajid added, “Tiger is the first actor I’m launching in my entire career as a producer. That he’s being launched during the same year when I make my debut as a director (with ‘Kick’) gives me an added feeling of identification with him. I know what he must be going through. I don’t think audiences today are sentimental about the stars. Of course there would be a certain sense of identification with Jackie dada because Tiger is his son in every way. But let me tell you, Tiger does his own thing on screen. After audiences see Tiger, they will realise that the father and son are two different actors. We’ve gone all out to ensure Tiger has the best possible launch. I feel as responsible about Tiger’s career as I would about my own son.”