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Tiger Shroff on ‘Baaghi 3’ success before India’s lockdown

‘Baaghi 3’, which released on 6th March, was one of the films affected by the Indian response to the coronavirus pandemic and it meant the film’s collections weren’t able to play out. Male lead star Tiger Shroff has spoken about this recently.

“I feel blessed and grateful that the film was accepted and loved by the masses and audiences,” said the actor, talking to Hindustan Times.

He went on to add, “Considering we were and still are going through a world crisis, our audiences came out in large numbers until the theatres shut down. That really got me overwhelmed with their love for our film, but honestly at that point, for me the safety of our citizens was my primary thought. I couldn’t think or process anything of the film’s box office because the virus was spreading all over and the film in my head had already taken a back seat as it was important that people stayed indoors and were safe”.

He said he was disheartened, “I am half disappointed because our labour of hard work couldn’t reach it’s potential. However, I am satisfied because the bigger picture is the safety of our people and the government has made amazing decisions to follow that through. Let’s see, once the situation settles, perhaps we may re- release.”

The actor was joined by Shraddha Kapoor and Riteish Deshmukh in the Ahmed Khan directorial.