Tiger Shroff: I got the name Tiger because I used to bite and scratch!
Tiger Shroff in conversation with the media, on the occasion of International Tiger Day.
Tiger Shroff while working on his debut film, “Heropanti” had adopted a tigress. He is now taking this cause a step ahead.
On the occasion of Tiger Day today, he wrote a letter to Anil Dave, Minister of State, Environment, Forest and Climate Change, asking him and PETA India to request that the government should focus on protecting tigers in their natural habitat. “I have been associated with the cause since my Heropanti days. I’m trying to make a difference by spreading awareness,” says the actor.
He has also been in talks with a lot of colleagues who could help promote this cause. “I have been speaking to colleagues about ‘Lee’, the tigress I adopted, and urging them to join the cause. Small gestures, like I pay for Lee’s food, can help,” he said.
So, how did he feel growing up with this name? “No, there was no other Tiger in school so everyone thought my name was cool. I hope that I can take my career to the heights that other successful Tigers like golfer Tigers Woods and cricketer Mansoor Ali Khan Pataudi did. I got the name Tiger because I used to bite and scratch people as a child,” Tiger admits shyly.
Even with his upcoming movie, “Flying Jatt”, he plans to go further with the cause not just with tigers, but other animals as well.