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Jackie Shroff On Sooryavanshi, Family & Turning 63



Reports  splashed  on Saturday when  Jackie Shroff  turned  63, suggested that birthday boy Jackie Shroff had been added to the cast of Rohit Shetty’s Sooryavanshi almost as a birthday gift.

But the fact is, Jackie was always a part  of  the Sooryavanshi cast.

“He  plays  an important  role . Jackie was  cast from the start. He isn’t a last-minute addition. Akshay Kumar and Jackie have known each  other for years. Akshay’s  mother-in-law Dimple Kapadia is  one  of Jackie’s closest friends. The  pair has done  any number of films together. Strangely Akshay and Jackie have never worked together  until now,” says  the source.

Shedding light on Jackie’s character  the source says, “Jackie will make a guest appearance at a key point in the  film. He will make a dramatic revelation that will change the course  of the storytelling.”

Speaking on his  role Jackie says, “I have  worked  so many times  with Rohit’s father ,the  great  action director Shetty. Now to be working with  Rohit …it feels  like  a complete circle. I’ve always enjoyed Rohit’s cinema.”

Jackie spent his birthday with his  wife  Ayesha, son Tiger and daughter Krishna.

Says Jackie’s daughter Krishna, “Dad’s birthday was  superlowkey. The entire day the family was together.We went to  one  of  our favourite restaurants in  Mumbai: China  House at the Grand Hyatt. It was really nice  because the four of us  don’t get to spend  time together that  often.”

Adds Jackie, “Being with my family is the  best thing I can think of doing . My  wife and my bachchas are  my world.Any day that we  spend together is birthday for me.”

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