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BOMBAY TIMES (April 29, 2013)
Small beginnings lead to bigger things — this could well hold true for Sandeepa Dhar. She was advised by many against doing a cameo in Dabangg 2 so early in her career. But luckily for her, the self-proclaimed Salman Khan fan, disregarded all that advice. That guest appearance has now helped her bag a pivotal role in Sajid Nadiadwala’s Heropanti, starring Tiger Shroff. Says Sandeepa, “Just before the release of Dabangg 2, I heard that Sajid and a few other filmmakers had noticed me. And here I am, in Heropanti.”
BOMBAY TIMES (April 15, 2013)
Jackie Shroff’s teenage daughter Krishna will not follow in her brother Tiger’s footsteps and become an actor. Tiger is making his debut in Sajid Nadiadwala’s Heropanti. His younger sister is studying filmmaking overseas. Jackie confirmed the news.
It is said that Krishna was offered lead roles in films, including Karan Johar’s Student Of The Year. However, she prefers staying behind the camera. She is expected to join an established director as an assistant when she completes her studies.
Sneha Mahadevan (BOMBAY TIMES; April 6, 2013)
Sajid Nadiadwala’s Heropanti, the film that marks the debut of Jackie Shroff’s son Tiger Shroff — with debutant heroine Kriti Sanon — will go on the floor on April 6 in Patiala. The date is special for Sajid as two decades ago, the first schedule of his movie Judwaa went on the floors the same day. Heropanti is scheduled to have a 2014 Valentine’s Day release.
With this film, Sajid is marking a return to the action-romance genre. His wife Wardha and mother will be giving the first clap for the film. Sajid says, “I have always believed in giving breaks to deserving people. So far, I have given breaks to several leading ladies and young directors. I have full faith in Tiger and his talent. This boy is going to redefine action and dance. Working with newcomers has its own energies and I am looking forward to the shoot.”
Jackie’s wife Ayesha, who is thrilled to see her son work with Nadiadwala’s production house, says, “Tiger couldn’t have got a better producer than Sajid. The love that he and Wardha have extended to Tiger is unparalleled. Sajid has not only been supportive, but immensely patient and nurturing. I keep saying Tiger is fortunate to have two sets of parents. Both Jaggu (Jackie) and me are happy that Sajid and Wardha have taken our son under their wings and have made him a part of their family. As a mother, I am immensely proud of Tiger’s hardwork and determination. We are grateful for this new beginning and super More >
The newcomer is already impressing the industry with his dance and action moves
Subhash K Jha (DNA; March 7, 2013)
Jackie Shroff was never an action star or a dancing sensation, but his son Tiger who will be launched in Sajid Nadiadwala’s film Heropanti seems set to excel in both the skills. Says an insider, “Don’t want to build up expectations for the newcomer before his film is launched, but Tiger dances like Hrithik Roshan and does action like Akshay Kumar.” That is a major compliment.
The newbie is also not very much like his father on several other aspects. Adds the insider, “Unlike his dad, who in his time was known to be a born flirt, Tiger is very shy with girls. He is very reserved with the opposite sex. There was an apprehension among Tiger’s team and family members about him opening up on the big screen. He recently did a test photo shoot and those present felt that the boy is a natural in front of the camera.”
Jackie, who is shooting a Bengali film Swabhumi in Jaisalmer, could barely contain his pride. “By God’s grace, Tiger has turned out to be a good boy, far more hard-working and focussed than I used to be when I started. And fully trained! Tiger understands his body and the camera. When I started I was a dud.” Jaggudada is all praise for Tiger’s producer Sajid too. “I don’t think my boy could’ve started with a better producer. Sajid is experienced and generous. He will make sure Tiger is well packaged and presented. My debut in Hero just happened. But a More >
Asira Tarannum (MID-DAY; March 5, 2013)
After much wait, Tiger Shroff’s first-ever Bollywood film, Heropanti, helmed by Sabbir Khan has finally hit the floors. And while shooting at a temple in Malad (East), the newbie was mobbed by an overenthusiastic crowd.
The shooting was stalled, owing to security concerns. And to avoid a similar circumstance next day, a set was created in Film City to wrap up the schedule.
According to a source, while the film was to begin in mid- February, the schedule was postponed as the film required several rehearsal sessions for the high-action sequences.
A source from the production house says, “The unit has already left for Chandigarh and we will be shooting in northern India. The shooting will resume next week.”
Who’s that gal?
Contrary to buzz, the girl opposite Tiger in the film is not from South. Kriti Sanon is from Delhi who is debuting in Bollywood as well as in the South.
Priya Gupta (BOMBAY TIMES; January 21, 2013)
There has been much speculation about who is going to play the leading lady opposite Tiger Shroff in Sajid Nadiadwala’s film, with several names floating around for months now. Contrary to many reports that suggested it could be Suniel Shetty’s daughter Athiya or south star Tamannaah, Bombay Times has learnt that it is Telugu actress Kriti Sanon who has finally bagged the role. Kriti is a model who has turned actress with Sukumar’s untitled Telugu film, starring Mahesh Babu. Her Bollywood debut with Sajid is titled Heropanti and is being directed by the Kambakkht Ishq director Sabbir Khan.
By Sajid Nadiadwala (BOMBAY TIMES; January 19, 2013)
When the story of Heropanti was developed by my director Sabbir Khan, for the first time, all my associates strongly voiced that here was a script that required someone raw. Their suggestions made creative sense. My commercial apprehensions, which may have been a roadblock, surprised me by taking a backseat. It was perfect timing then, that Jackie Shroff’s son Tiger dropped by at my office. Just like his name, his presence overpowered us. We instantly concluded that we had found our “hero”.
I intentionally delayed the signing process of the 20-year-old, since Jackie was travelling and I wanted both — him and Ayesha — to be present during their son’s much-awaited moment. As the elated father took pictures of his son signing on the dotted line at my office, I found my eyes moist with memories of 1983 when Subhash Ghai’s Hero, had created hysteria for Tiger’s dad. Day by day, we discovered, that there was more to Tiger than just a six pack. He shyly showed us the versatile videos that he had shot revealing his dancing and action skills. Our outdoor test shoots flaunted a fan following for the newcomer. As girls drooled and autograph hunters crowded him, the pedigree of illustrious parents was already public property.
The only hitch the Gen Next icon-in-the-making encountered, was when we suggested that he chop off his long locks which he was so attached to.
So we intruded upon the young mane meticulously, instructing More >
Boniface D’Souza (BOMBAY TIMES; December 18, 2012)
Jackie Shroff’s son Tiger had been gearing up for his Bollywood debut for a while now. In fact, the 21-year-old had been training with Aamir Khan for a leaner and fitter physique. Looks like his work out schedule is rather gruelling. Mirror spotted Tiger jogging at the SAI (Sports Authority of India) Hockey ground at Kandivali East recently. Dressed in a pair of tracks and a vest, he looked quite different from his earlier days. Surely, here’s a youngster to look forward to in Sajid Nadiadwala’s upcoming project, Heropanti.
Neither Athiya Shetty nor Issabelle Kaif will play the lead in Heropanti. Nadiadwala finalises the South superstar
Vickey Lalwani (MUMBAI MIRROR; October 26, 2012)
After months of speculation as to who will play the leading lady opposite Jackie and Ayesha Shroff’s son Tiger in his debut film Heropanti, we’ve now learnt south superstar Tamannaah Bhatia is producer Sajid Nadiadwala and director Sabbir Khan’s chosen one.
Earlier, a section of the media had reported that Suniel and Mana Shetty’s daughter Athiya was being considered for the part. Next, there were rumours Nadiadwala was talking to Katrina Kaif’s daughter Issabelle for the role.
A source told Mirror, “It is finally Tamannaah they’ve zeroed in on. The earlier reports were all rumours. Tamannaah will sign on the dotted line in a day or two. The search for the heroine of Heropanti is definitely over.”
Added the source, “Tamannaah did not take long to say ‘yes’. She knows Sajid is a sensible producer who knows his job. Also, she has full faith in Sabir’s directorial abilities.”
Heropanti, a love story set in North India, is expected to go on goes on floors by end of 2012.
Actor talks about his formula for a long-lasting Bollywood career and his son Tiger’s debut
Deepali Dhingra (MID-DAY; October 19, 2012)
Sitting in his plush 14th floor apartment near Bandstand, Jackie Shroff is in a reflective mood. Having completed 30 years in cinema, film offers for the veteran actor are far from drying up. In fact, Shroff states that of late, offers are just pouring in non-stop. Jackie speaks to us about the highs and lows of stardom…
Are you nervous about your son Tiger making his debut soon? Not at all! When my first film released, I was sleeping at that hour. You have to take it easy. You’ve worked sincerely, now what happens is up to the audience. Toh khoon jalaane se kya faayda?
You’re playing the lead in a Hindi film (Cover Story) after a very long time… The first 15 years of my career I did sing songs but I never really danced. Then came the trend of two-hero films. So there was me and Anil, me and Sunny and so on. I kept doing anything that came my way. Mujhe farak hi nahi padta. Height hai, body hai, aawaz hai, discipline hai. Khada ho jata hoon toh dikh jata hoon (smiles).
You stayed busy with regional films along the way… Yes and that’s the time I started getting roles here again. The first Tamil film I did, Aaranya Kaandam, it got a National Award. It had people looking at me in a different light again. Then came Dhoom 3, Aurangzeb… Tigmanshu Dhulia’s assistant offered me a great cameo in his film and then I’m in Rajinikanth’s More >