Tiger Shroff got a lot of flak on social media after he likened his heroines to padding in an interview. When asked about working with newcomers in Student Of The Year 2, he had reportedly 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.”
Of course, Tiger was called out for the remark. However, Tiger explains, “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.”
Tiger adds, “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.”
Tiger is upset that his comments were taken ‘out of context’. “The reporter misinterpreted me completely in the process. She asked me if I was okay being cast opposite newcomers and I said it didn’t matter. What matters to me is the script and my role. I don’t interfere with the casting at all because I am very focussed on myself. That’s all a filmmaker’s responsibility. The last thing I would do is think of actresses as mere props.”
In spite of being trolled on Twitter, Tiger kept mum about the episode. “I was too shocked to say anything. I just saw people slamming me for something I didn’t even mean. I hope people understand what I actually meant,” he says.