February 2, 2018
Actor Tiger Shroff, who is a trained martial artist, has
helped Dhruv Chaudhary, a colleague of his Mixed Martial Arts (MMA) team from
Super Fight League, get a role in "Baaghi 2".
Tiger is a co-owner of the Bengaluru Tigers franchise of the Super Fight League (SFL) and has been actively involved in mentoring those in the team. Tiger and his mother Ayesha helped Dhruv settle in Mumbai a year ago and oversee his entire MMA career, read a statement.
Dhruv, who hails from Meerut, Uttar Pradesh, has nine years of experience in Taekwondo, Karate and Muay Thai.
"Tiger Shroff treats me like his brother and I have great regard for him because he is humble and disciplined. His family always goes out of the way to help me in whatever way they can. I am really grateful to Bill Dosanjh (SFL Founder) and SFL for giving me such an incredible platform that has not only helped me build my career but also find a family in Mumbai," Dhruv said.
"I had a great time shooting in Goa along with Tiger and Randeep Hooda who are both part of SFL and there were times we used to engage in MMA on sets. This is the first time I will be acting in a film and I got selected in the first audition itself, so I'm quite nervous as well. But director Ahmed Khan is a good friend and has really guided me thoroughly.
"In fact, Tiger helped me a lot with dialogues, diction and performance. In future, I would like to work with celebrities like Ranveer Singh, Ajay Devgn and Deepika Padukone."
"Baaghi 2" is a sequel of "Baaghi" and also features Disha Patani. Produced by Sajid Nadiadwala under the banner Nadiadwala Grandson Entertainment and presented by Fox Star Studios, the film is set to release on March 30.
The season two of Super Fight League, a mixed martial arts tournament, promoted by British businessman and sports enthusiast Bill Dosanjh and British professional boxer Amir Khan will kick off later this month at MTV SFL Arena, Famous Studios here.