Girish Karnad has said that he realised the importance of his role in Ek Tha Tiger only after watching the film. He said that he loved the role and had a wonderful time working with the team.
"In fact, I joked on the set that I maybe India's answer to Dame Judi Dench. I also consider myself lucky that I am getting such good roles even at this age, and I am thankful for that," the Times of India quoted Karnad as saying.
Girish Karnad played the role of a RAW (Research and Analysis Wing) officer, the boss of Tiger played by Salman Khan and the father figure of Tiger. The film, which was made with a huge budget, earned Rs 200 crores alone at Indian Box Office.