Jackie Shroff has been a big and powerful name in the Hindi film industry for decades now. His charisma makes him who he is, and he is indeed the OG classy street boy of Bollywood. Till date, Jackie is considered a powerful force in the industry and now even his kids are taking that legacy forward.
Jackie’s son, Tiger Shroff, made his debut in 2014 with Sajid Nadiadwala’s Heropanti, and today in just seven years, he is one of the most successful and sought-after actors in the country. And not just him, Jackie’s daughter, Krishna Shroff, is also a role model for many. She might not be in showbiz, as per say, but her fitness journey has been inspirational.
Ask Jackie how it feels seeing his kids carry forward his legacy and he gets emotional. “Both my kids have given me a name as Krishna’s daddy and Tiger’s daddy, what more could I have asked for. In life, kids are known by their father’s name but here a father is known by his kids’ name. It’s all because of the love of the audience and I couldn’t be more grateful,” he beams.
When it seemed like the superstar era was over and there would no more be a new superstar like the yesteryears, Tiger emerged as one. Mention that to Jackie and he gushes, saying, “When a kid passes their exam, the whole house is filled with joy and happiness. That’s the same way I feel. As a father our work is to motivate the kids and support them, no matter if they pass or fail. We are lucky that Tiger passed his exam of life. He understood his life, he worked on his dance and his body every day. He proved that the more you practise, the more you get better.”
Jackie has had an illustrious career himself. Ask him what he would like Tiger to take away from his journey and he gives a unique answer. “Till now, the way he has carried his career, it has been a lesson for me. He taught me how important it is to value your body and be fit and healthy. And that motivates me to stay fit. He has learnt discipline and to respect elders from me, but that I feel is inborn in him. His mother and grandmother taught him that as I used to stay more at work. I am just proud to see the man that he is becoming,” he concludes.
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