Mumbai- Jackie Shroff attended special screening of his upcoming short film Shunyata on Friday in Mumbai. While interacting with media, Jackie Shroff stated that his son Tiger is like horse of Bombay Race Course and he never looks anywhere apart from looking ahead.
When asked Jackie whether Tiger has imbibed any qualities from him as a son, Jackie said, “Tiger has mentality that he focuses alot on his work. When he was a kid, he used to play basketball and he was so much into it that his rival schools also used to appreciate him in their matches. If he gets into any kind of work then he never looks anywhere. He is like horse of Bombay race course as he only looks ahead and I feel people should lead their life like that only”
International stars regularly work in short film and documentaries but in India that don’t usually happens, when asked about that scenario , Shroff said, “I feel big players will also start working in this format because I feel people nowadays like to watch content which is short in duration as they don’t have much time in their busy life. At one side, we are making film like Dangal which is making around 2000 crores at the box office but at the same time, films on this platform also create quality content so I feel, we should encourage and support new talent because everyone here started as a newcomer in the industry and that’s how they became huge after certain point of time”
When asked Shroff whether he always like to do darker roles, he replied, “When I did my first film Swami Dada, I played role of villain in which I was left hand of Shakti Kapoor and I also came with intension of becoming a villain in films and I thought it’s good that I will not be doing dance and songs and I also thought I don’t have the ability to hold my position as hero alongside so many good looking actors like Amitabh Bachchan, Vinod Khanna and Dharmendra. “
“It all started with modeling and slowly I started getting offers to work in films but I never made any plans in my life. I understand that planning, administration and strategy is important things but I am a donkey and my brain doesn’t function that way”
Reportedly, Jackie Shroff next will be seen in Vijay Krishna Acharya’s Thugs of Hindostan along with Aamir Khan and Amitabh Bachchan and his son Tiger next will be seen Karan Johar’s Student of The Year 2 and Ahmed Khan’s Baaghi 2.