Tiger Shroff finally finds a co-star

Mumbai: It`s been six months since Tiger Shroff`s debut in Sabir Khan`s `Heropanti` was announced. A leading lady has finally been found for Jackie Shroff`s son - she is model-actress Kriti Sanon.

`Heropanti` was all set to take off this month without a leading lady for Tiger. Producer Sajid Nadiadwala and director Sabir Khan had decided to start shooting with Tiger this month without a lady love.

All the reports claiming that Suniel Shetty`s daughter is a prime candidate for the heroine`s position were false. It Kriti who is finalised for the role.

When asked if Kirti is his lady love in `Heropanti`, Tiger happily responded: "It looks like it."

Tiger`s role is reportedly akin to the toughie that his father played in Subhash Ghai`s `Hero`. But far more action-oriented.

Nadiadwala, we hear, has ordered a rigorous regime for the boy so that he looks like a "non-gym going ruffian from a mofussil town in Uttar Pradesh".

The idea behind training is to lose the city-bred gym-going look. And now that Tiger is ready with the look, the shooting of the action scenes will start.

Tiger confirms he has been training hard for his part.

"I`ve been training like crazy. Every morning there`s gymnastics and dance rehearsals. In the night, I run and I practice martial arts. It`s a very focused regime that doesn`t leave me much time to for a social life. That makes me a kind of not-so-cool guy," he said.

He admits the training for the film leaves him no time to get a love life. "The closest I`ll get to a girlfriend is the one I`ll have in my film."

"I`ve been happy since Sajid Sir (Nadiadwala) signed me in June. Other than being one of the biggest producers in town, he`s one of the most decent people in the industry. He`s giving me a dream launch," he added.