Tiger Shroff has long since proven his mettle as a great dancer with flawless moves and killer steps. So, when he announced that he will be starring in Hindi cinema’s legendary dancer, Mithun Chakroborty’s old classic “I am a disco dancer”, many were excited to see him channel the ‘80s vibes mixed with Mithun’s effortless style. But what we got to see was him, once again, slipping into his fangirling mode and paying a tribute to… Hrithik Roshan. Wait, what?
Tiger Shroff took to social media to share the full song and wrote, “Jhoomo aur naacho to disco dancer! Presenting I am a Disco Dancer 2.0.” The remake of the song of the same name from Mithun Chakroborty’s hit 1982 film Disco Dancer, it has been sung by Benny Dayal, directed and choreographed by Bosco Leslie Martis, with music by Salim-Sulaiman. The orginal classic number had been crooned Vijay Benedict with Bappi Lahri‘s music.
Clad in a glittering pair of trousers with his eight pack abs on display under his unbuttoned jacket, Tiger Shroff was, undoubtedly, representing some of the finest dance moves to foot-tapping music. Hats off to the actor as he pulled complicated moves with a grace only few are blessed with. But at the end of the day, wasn’t this song like a tribute to the disco style of dancing Mithun had introduced in the industry in his own, unique way? His dance was never too focused on how perfect it was- it was more about the ease and infectious energy he infused into his moves.
And while Tiger Shroff, in a different song, would have been stellar, his attempt at even somewhat channeling the Mithun-vibe fell somewhat not-really-there.
Then halfway through the song, he did something his Instagram page is spilling with
And it was pulling off another Hrithik Roshan dance step, this time his iconic and famous step from his song “It’s Magic” from Koi Mil Gaya. While he flawlessly pulled it off, it raises two questions- one, why is he paying a tribute to his War co-actor in a song that had starred Mithun Chakroborty, and second, that perhaps Tiger Shroff wasn’t the right choice for a song that needed more of a “feeling the song” than flexing the abs and impressively pirouetting on your toes.