Tiger Shroff is currently prepping up for Ganapath along with Kriti Sanon. However, while we now cherish the actor’s stunning skills on camera, not many know that when growing up, Tiger Shroff actually never wanted to become an actor. He was more interested in sports. Speaking to The Indian Express, the actor admitted the same and also spoke about the things he would like to develop as an actor.

In the interview, he admitted that he didn’t want to become an actor saying, “My prep began six months before I started shooting for Heropanti. I never wanted to be an actor while growing up. I was always interested in sports, but other than cricket, there wasn’t much scope. Academically too, I wasn’t qualified for much. Even as a child, I would get film offers and all my friends would tease me saying, ‘You will also be an actor like your father’, or ‘don’t forget us’. I always took it as a joke, but subconsciously I felt maybe this was my true calling.”

He further added on the things he would like to work on, “I am a very reserved guy, I am still very shy, you know. I can’t open up easily in front of people and I am very uncomfortable doing interviews. But I realised that you have to express yourself in this industry, and have to be social which I am not. I don’t have many friends, but a bigger challenge for me was being my father’s son. My father is quite a big star and has been so for many years now. So, my aim was to break out of his shadow and make my own connect with the audience.
When I had decided to become an actor, I did a lot of soul-searching to figure out how I could be different. What could I bring to the table that others or my father couldn’t have? That’s when I worked on my strong points, namely action and dancing.” as stated in the Indian Express.