Can't be 'bindass' like dad: Tiger Shroff

New Delhi, July 7  (IANS) Tiger Shroff says his father  Jackie Shroff's journey from a Mumbai chawl to superstardom not just  inspires him but also teaches him how to stay grounded. However, he says  he can never be as "bindass" as his dad.

"He (Jackie) has been  taking care of me ever since I was a child. He has sheltered me and  given me such a happy childhood. I know the background that he came  from. My father used to stay in a chawl in the Teen Batti area... And  (seeing)... where he has come to... that inspires me to work hard and do  amazing things for my family," Tiger told IANS over phone from Mumbai.

So, does he take any professional advice from his father, who has been in the industry since 1982?

"No,  I don't consult him on my career because his style and my style of  working are very different. He does everything in a very 'bindass' way  and I can't be that 'bindass'."

Tiger, who joined hands with a  flagship corporate social responsibility programme P&G Shiksha for a  "Shiksha Superheroes" campaign last week, also said that his father's  struggle brings a sense of reality in his life.

"I look at my  father and how in all these years he hasn't changed. So what gives me  the right to (fly above the ground). And I also feel that I haven't  achieved anything to sort of fly above the ground... Not that I will  (fly above the ground ever)."

Jackie made his first credited  screen appearance in 1982 with "Swami Dada", and went on to give hits  like "Hero", "Karma", "Ram Lakhan", "Parinda", "Rangeela", "Agni Sakshi"  and "Devdas". Lately, he has featured in movies like "Brothers",  "Sarkar 3", "Happy New Year" and "Dhoom 3", among others.

Tiger  had a successful debut in 2014 with "Heropanti", for which he invested  two years of labour and passion to achieve an enviable body frame and a  natural fluidity in action scenes.

He followed it up with another hit, "Baaghi". Tiger's first setback came with the failure of "A Flying Jatt" last year.

With  a Hindi remake of Hollywood action film "Rambo", "Munna Michael",  "Student of the Year 2" and "Baaghi 2" in his kitty, the road ahead  seems to be all planned out for Tiger.

Talking about Hollywood  remakes in India, Tiger said: "I think the trend is great. Hollywood  films are fantastic. There are so many films that I watch over and over  again, so why not make a film again. We might not be able to make it  exactly like them most of the time, but at least (we can) take the  essence of the story and Indianise it a little bit."

Instead of fretting about expectations, Tiger sees his anticipated projects as adding "good pressure" to excel.

"There  is pressure, but it is a good pressure -- something that makes you want  to work harder. It motivates me to do better and better and keep giving  the audiences more," added the 27-year-old.

(Sugandha Rawal can be contacted at [email protected])