Tiger Shroff is only one film old but the kind of fan following the star kid has attracted in unbelievable. While his debut movie ‘Heropanti’ may not have created historic box office records, but the love from his fans surely made it a huge success. And to thank his fans for their constant love and support, Tiger has released a new single Zindagi Aa Raha Hoon Main, directed by Ahmed Khan and crooned by the singing sensation Atif Aslam. In a quick chat, Tiger talks about shooting for the song, working with Atif and Ahmed Sir, his plans to sing and more.
How did the idea of Zindagi Aa Raha Hoon Main come up?
After ‘Heropanti’ I was receiving lot of messages from the youth. So I wanted to give them their love back. It was because of them my film did well. I wanted to tell them that let’s celebrate life and from there the idea of Zindagi Aa Raha Hoon Main cropped up. Then I went and discussed it with Ahmed Khan sir and he shared with Bhushan Sir and that is how it all started.
Amaal Mallik is just four films old in Bollywood. So were you skeptical when you came to know that he was composing the song?
Even though he is just four films old, but look at his track record. All his songs have been hits. So I wasn’t skeptical at all. Amaal and I have grown up together. We are childhood buddies.
Atif Aslam is known for singing love and heart break songs. How was the experience of working with him on a song which celebrates life?
I was very nervous because Atif sir is a legend. Working with him so early on in my career, I had to give my 100 percent and do my best. I didn’t want to let that man down when I am representing his voice and singing. Just the fact that Atif sir was doing the song, made it bigger.
In one of the portions of the song, we also see Atif Aslam dance with you. Did you have any inputs to give him?
I think he was bang on. Basically he is not a dancer but Atif sir learnt the step in just 20 minutes. Ahmed Sir gave him the step and he learnt it. It was very sporty of him to do it and I think his fans will really enjoy it.
Tiger, dancing comes easily to you. Are you open at doing a full-fledged dance film something like an ABCD 2?
It depends on the script. I would love to do a dance film. It will be a big honour for me.
Are you happy with the response the video of Zindagi Aa Raha Hoon Main has received?
The response has been amazing. Ahmed Sir, T-Series all of them keep calling me up every 5 minutes and update me. I am very happy. I am feeling as if my second film has released. My fans are going crazy looking at the video. I have made it for them and I am glad they have liked it.
Any plans to make second single?
I would love to. It is so much fun. If I get time, like I got for this one, I will definitely invest it in coming out with a single.
Would you restrict yourself to dancing or you wouldn’t mind singing for the single too?
I love singing but I am too shy to do it. I may sing the next song, you never know.
What was your father Jackie Shroff’s reaction when he saw this single?
He was very happy. He is very bindaas and in his andaaz he was all praises for the song.