Jackie Shroff is indeed daddy cool. Tiger Shroff’s father the original Hero star on Bollywood turns 62 today on February 1. He was considered one of the most stylish actors of his time. His partnership with Anil Kapoor on screen was a delight and the two stars continue to be good friends even today. However, unlike other Bollywood stars, Jackie Shroff doesn’t seem to take his stardom too seriously. The actor is a delight to watch even off camera. YouTube is filled with Thuglife videos of Tiger Shroff’s father and his Instagram posts are very very different from his peers. Some call Jackie wacky others feel he’s too cool even for the current generation.
The Ram Lakhan actor might not be getting challenging or substantial roles in the movies, but whenever he’s given one, he literally bites into the character and wins his fans over. Jackie Shroff has worked in 220 movies across eleven languages. From his humble beginnings in Mumbai’s Teen Batti chawl, Jackie scaled great heights in the entertainment industry. While Shroff’s debut was in Swami Dada, its was Subhash Ghai’s Hero that made the actor a sensation in the country. There was no looking back after that. While Jackie did romance many top actresses of his times on screen, it was his chemistry with actor Anil Kapoor in movies like Ram Lakhan, Parinda, Karma that were equally loved and talked about. In fact, Jackie did admit that it was Anil who often convinced him to sign these movies and even advised him about upping his pay cheques. The actor himself however couldn’t care less.
During Heropanti promotions, Jackie along with Aamir Khan joined Tiger. And at this event Mr perfectionist could not just stay calm. Aamir Khan was seen laughing uncontrollably every time Jackie was on the mic. The Thugs Of Hindostan actor even went on to say that he’d like to train under Jackie to answer media questions. Here take a look at the video…
This was not the only time Jackie has left his audience in splits. The actor has often gone viral online.
Here’s another video of Jaggu Dada where he spills industry secrets as Vidhu Vinod Chopra, Anil Kapoor and Anurag Kashyap discussed their criticially acclaimed movie Parinda. Jackie confessed that he never read the script of the movie and agreed to do the film only after listening to a song that featured Anil and Madhuri.
The actor has an interesting lineup of movies this year – Salman Khan’s Bharat, John Abraham starrer Romeo Akbar Walter and Baahubali fame Prabhas’ Saaho. We wish Jackie Shroff a very happy birthday and hopefully we’d see more such candid confessions of the actor in the coming days.