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Tiger gets a black belt
On Wednesday, B-Town newcomer, Tiger Shroff was given an honorary fifth degree black belt at Mumbai from the Kukkiwon - World Taekwondo Headquarters (part of the South Korean Government).
He was chosen for this honour after officials saw him doing some incredible action scenes and martial arts in his debut film, Heropanti.
Of his transition from martial arts to Bollywood, Tiger said “Since childhood, I used to be into martial arts, gymnastics and I still love dancing. I had a lot of film offers since young age, so I thought, why not transfer my skills into this industry and do a role that helps me utilise all of my strengths”.
Tiger was humble in his acceptance of the honorary black belt and feels that he was invited to that association because it is a way of life for him, and a true passion but feels that he does not deserve it because he is still young with a lot to learn.
Kukkiwon believes that he is the ideal youth icon and hopes he will inspire children and women to take up martial arts and self-defence training in order to protect themselves.
Maybe Hrithik Roshan can hire Tiger to keep his soon-to-be ex-wife, designer Susanne Khan away from his money. They shocked everyone when they announced their separation, last year, which turned even more shocking when they filed for divorce earlier this year. Now Susanne is making headlines for demanding Rs 400 crore in alimony from Hrithik, more than the Rs 380 crore that he agreed, The soon-to-be exes seem to be amicable, and were even spotted celebrating their son’s birthday together. Twitter on the other hand, was not.
The reactions to the large sum included: “Hey Suzanne, it’s called alimony not allyourmoney.”
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