Jackie Shroff Is Special, And Not Just On His Birthday

 5 Unknown Facts About Jackie

1.     Unlike some of his brassy  publicity-hungry colleagues  Jackie Shroff is  very shy in public. He hates talking about himself.And if you insist  on  doing an interview with him he  will speak in mumbled half-sentences, and ask you to fill  in  the gaps. Once  his most  constant male co-star asked  him why doesn’t market himself better. “Because I  am  not a bar  of  soap,” Jackie mumbled.

2.     He loves to sing.Rather than converse he will sing to himself . His favourite singers are  MohdRafi  and Kishore Kumar. He loves Rafi Saab’s Main zindagi ka saath  nibhata chala gaya from  his favorite  film  Humdono. Jackie  also sang on screen  for his own character  in Shiva Ka  Insaaf.

3.     Jackie starred  in the  first 3 D film in Hindi Shiva Ka Insaaf in which  he played a  super-hero, Zorro mask and  all. Jackie’s son Tiger  sought  inspiration from his  father  for  The Flying Jattwhere he  played a super-hero. Farq itna hai . Jackie’s super-hero flew. Tiger’s  sank.

4.     Jackie’s favourite actor is Dev Anand whom he unabashedly idolized and copied in his earlier days. Jackie also  had a crush on Asha Parekh. When he  finally met her he couldn’t stop  blushing.

5.     Though  Jackie is  a  month  younger than Anilhe played Anil’s  older  brother in Ram Lakhan. When I once  asked Jackie about this   he gave me  a classic reply. “Kya farq padta hai, Dost? Dev Saab was older than all  of us. Yet he was  the youngest hero  of  Indian   cinema.”

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