Tiger Shroff's debut to be titled Heropanti
Tiger Shroff

Thirty years since his father's blockbuster debut in Bollywood, Tiger Shroff is gearing up for a similar launch in the film industry.

Incidentally, the name of his launchpad film 'Heropanti' will be similar to that of the film that catapulted his dad Jackie Shroff to stardom- 'Hero'. About the film and its title, director Sabbir Khan reveals, “Tiger's character in the film will be of a boy who lives life on his own terms. He doesn't want to and does not follow the set norms that have been laid down. He believes in living a life that is not just ordinary, so he is a little above the ordinary, hence the title Heropanti. Essentially, Heropanti is a romantic action film that despite being an intense love story is also high on action.”

The film will be produced by Sajid Nadiadwala, even though Aamir Khan and Subhash Ghai had previously taken the onus of introducing the lad into the industry. Jackie's film 'Hero' was made by Ghai.

With a new leading man, do we expect to see a new leading lady? What are the plans for the heroine opposite Tiger? The search is still on, explains Sabbir, “We haven't yet locked on the lead actress. In fact the entire team here is working on that with auditions and speaking to people; right now though the mindset is to rope in a fresh face.”

So far, the film is still being scripted. The director informs, “Right now we have almost finished scripting the film and are just getting something in place for the shoot, which we will start hopefully in a month or so. Post that, we will get into the music of the film and shooting the heavier side. As for the locations that we will be shooting in, we will mostly be shooting in North India.”

We hope Tiger makes it big in Bollywood!