A few days ago, filmmaker Ram Gopal Varma went on a rant against Tiger Shroff on his 27th birthday on Twitter and questioned his machoism for not being able to match up his father Jackie Shroff's larger than life persona. He also went on to call him a bikini babe and a gay and said that true men don't ever pose in a Urmilaish way.
Responding to RGV's remarks, Tiger Shroff finally broke his silence over the issue and said that there's not much he can say to him since he is a senior director.
“I am not even half the man that my father is. He is the original hero. Even if I tried I can’t be like him. But everyone has the freedom of speech. He is a senior director, so, there’s not much I can say to him,” Tiger said at a recent event.
Tiger's father Jackie Shroff reacts
RGV, later, apologised for his tweets and requested his father Jackie Shroff to tell his wife that his tweets came since he is die-hard fan of him. However, Jackie, who will be seen in the filmmaker's upcoming film Sarkar 3, also responded to his ugly rant against his son and said, "He spoke about my son but that doesn't mean I will go and fight with him."
Tiger's mother Ayesha Shroff also opened about Ramu's rant
“I was taken aback at the nastiness of his (Ramu’s) rant. It didn’t upset Tiger one bit. I don’t understand what the whole rant was about in the first place. What triggered it off? We have nothing to say about Ramu. But I would like to add this — I don’t understand why we still loosely use these outdated terms like ‘gay’ for defining somebody’s style. The world has evolved so much and everybody has their own individual, personal and artistic expressions. To me, a real man is one who knows how to treat a woman with respect and I have two in my life — Jackie and Tiger,” she said.
RGV's rant sounded like a joke to Tiger's sister Krishna Shroff
“I don’t want to waste my time on pointless negativity. It’s absolutely irrelevant in our lives. I know that Tiger’s beyond such things. I am extremely protective of him, but only when I need to be. Tiger’s birthday was such a positive and happy day, I honestly laughed when I read Ramu’s tweets. Sounded like a big joke to me and wasn’t worth my time or energy. Do I think mocking Tiger was fair? To each their own. Whatever floats his boat (smiles). A real man knows how to be respectful and is kind to all, so in that case, Tiger is the ultimate man,” she said.
RGV's rant against Tiger Shroff
Posting his shirtless picture, RGV went on to call Tiger a ‘bikini babe’ and asked him to learn machoism from his dad in his Twitter rant. He wrote, "@i TIGERSHROFF U are great at martial arts but if BRUCE LEE ever posed like a bikini babe like u he wouldn't hav bcm BRUCE LEE.. Please think. @iTIGERSHROFF if u don't believe me ask @bindasbhidu who also is a huge Bruce lee fan like me ..only gays pose like this and not MEN. @ITIGERSHROFF Please learn machoism from @bindasbhidu who even without martial arts poses more like a man and never like this. @FIGERSHROFF u might have a six pack of muscle groups better than @bindasbhidu but his eyes and body language have far better many groups. @ITigershroff Truly real men like Bruce Lee and @bindasbhidu don't ever pose in a Urmilaish way. "