I definitely want to work with Tiger someday: Jackie Shroff
The actor opens about his jouney so far in the film industry and upcoming projects
Jackie Shroff has a career spanning over four decades in the Hindi film industry and, as of 2017, has appeared in over 200 films. The actor, who has over five films awaiting release, says he still works with his heart.
Jackie made his acting debut in 1982 with Dev Anand's Swami Dada. A year later, he was cast in a lead role in the film Hero, after which he has seen in a string of hits like Yudh, Karma, Ram Lakhan, Tridev, Parinda, Saudagar, Khalnayak, 1942: A Love Story and Rangeela. He was recently seen on-screen in JP Dutta's Paltan.
Asked if the criteria for doing a film has changed for him over the years, he says, "Nothing has changed. I still work with my heart. Some people take me in the films thinking it will change their life or film. Sometimes I look at the banner, sometimes at the script and sometimes at the director. But it's primarily about how I feel about the project."
Jackie has not only worked in Bollywood, but has also branched out to other languages like Marathi, Kannada, Punjabi, Bengali, Malayalam, Tamil, Telugu, Bhojpuri, and Gujarati.
Despite having a busy career he says he doesn't need a break. "My work is my break. It takes me to different parts of the world and I get to meet different people." The 61-year-old actor says he aspires to remain healthy, and reciprocate the "love and affection of all the people who have made me who I am."
Asked about working with his son, Tiger Shroff, he says, "I definitely want to work with Tiger someday. I would love for it to be a part of our film industry history."
On the acting front, Jackie has several films in his kitty, including Bharat, Saaho, Firrkie, Prasthanam and Romeo Akbar Walter.