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Why Twitter is Trolling Tiger Shroff on International Tiger Day

Twitter pointed out the folly of Tiger Shroff comparing himself to the 1700-odd severely endangered animals that make up India's current population of actual tigers

  | July 29, 2016 15:28 IST (New Delhi)
Tiger Shroff

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Highlights

  • We tigers gotta stick together, tweeted Tiger Shroff
  • And then twitter pointed out the folly of the comparison
  • Several of these tweets were sarcastic or plain dismissive
The import of International Tiger Day on Friday was slightly diluted by this tweet from actor Tiger Shroff:
 
There were enough responding tweets pointing out the folly of comparing himself to the 1700-odd severely endangered animals that make up India's current population of actual tigers.
Several of these tweets were sarcastic or plain dismissive.
 
 
 
 
 
In Tiger's defence, he wasn't the only one making capital of the name - PETA India recruited the 26-year-old actor to write to Minister of State for Environment Anil Dave petitioning to focus on protecting the tiger's natural habitat (not Bollywood).
A separate thread of tweets trolled the actor for an interview with Mumbai Mirror in which he reveals that he was nicknamed 'Tiger' because he used to bite and scratch as a child. His real name is Jai Hemant Shroff.
AIB member Rohan Joshi flagged the interview - which was run with a photo of the Flying Jatt star posing before a caged tiger and a headline that specified the timing was not inadvertent. Twitter did the rest.
 
 
 
 
Meantime, actor Rishi Kapoor randomly tweeted about Tiger Shroff some hours previous.
 
He was effusively thanked by both the actor and his mother Ayesha.
Last seen in April's Baaghi, Tiger Shroff has A Flying Jatt with Jacqueline Fernandez coming up.

 
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