Bollywood actor Tiger Shroff has faced several criticisms and trolling for his looks, acting skills and more since the time he made his debut with the film ‘Heropanti’ in 2014. The actor says that as long as he gets more love than hate on social media, he is mostly unaffected by the trollers.
Recently the actor sat down with Arbaaz Khan for a conversation as part of the chat show ‘Pinch Season 2‘.
As the theme of the show was to address some of the trolls and mean comments on social media about the celebrity guest, Tiger read out comments in which mostly he is bullied for the way he looks and on his acting skills.
Tiger admitted that he’d received a lot of hate surrounding his looks early in his career. He said in Hindi, “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 said, “Aapke paas sab kuch hai, bas daadi nahi hai (You have everything, except a beard),” to which Tiger pointed at his bearded face, and said, “Yeh kya hai bhai (What’s this, then)’?”
He also said, “when it comes to trolling, it is at times scary how a nameless, faceless individual could say anything about anybody without getting caught!”
One of his trolls made a comment that Tiger read out, “Are you virgin?” to which the actor quipped, “I am a virgin like Salman (Khan) bhai!”
“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,” he said