Tiger Shroff has emerged as an action hero in the current generation of Bollywood stars, but the actor said he did not choose 'Student of the Year 2' ('SOTY 2') to break any stereotypes.
Much before Tiger made his acting debut in 2014 with 'Heropanti', he was often seen doing daredevil stunts off-screen.
After featuring in a string of films such as 'Baaghi', 'A Flying Jatt' and 'Munna Michael', the 28-year-old actor has cemented his position as an action star.
In his next 'Baaghi 2', he will yet again be seen doing power-packed stunts.
However, in 'SOTY 2', Tiger will move away from his macho image and transform into a naive student. The film, sequel to the hit 2012 Karan Johar directorial, will be helmed by Punit Malhotra. “I am trying something else with 'SOTY 2'. That's a complete contrast from 'Baaghi 2'. I am getting bullied and beaten up. Here, it is the opposite,” Tiger said in a media interaction here.
The actor said the decision to do the film – even as its rest of the cast is yet to be finalised – was not taken with the intention of breaking away from the action hero stereotype.
“I don't have much action in the film ('SOTY 2'). I didn't choose it to break the stereotype. It was an honour to work with Dharma Productions,” he said.
“It is Karan Johar's baby franchise, his priced possession and he is passing it on to me, so there's an expectation. I take huge pride in taking the 'Student of the Year' legacy forward ,” he added.
Tiger said the film will give him a platform to showcase a different side to his acting chops. “For me, it's great as an actor to explore different facets. I've never played a regular, normal lover boy. It's like a musical. If I get bullied there, the audience will be surprised. Suddenly after 'Baaghi 2', here I am getting bullied. So for me, that's scoring marks,” he added.
'Baaghi 2' is scheduled to be released this Friday.