Jackie Shroff, who has done a number of films with Shahrukh Khan and is part of the cast of HAPPY NEW YEAR, has heartwarming praises for his producer and co-star. He was speaking on the occasion of the first look and trailer launch at a grand event held at a Mumbai suburban hotel.
Their first film was KING UNCLE and Jackie Dada recalled how a well-mannered and charming Shahrukh ‘Baba’ with a beautiful yet rare smile would sit in a corner, smoking his cigarette during the shoot at a Goa hotel. SRK played his younger brother in the film. What he found most amazing about SRK was how he shaped his carrier and life. He is truly like a king and one has to learn so much from him.
This led to applause from the audience and a reprimand from the senior actor that this is something that should not get lost in the din of the applause. He said that the people have to learn a lot from the Badshah of Bollywood.
This is what Jackie Dada said, “Guys (bhidu), he is a good boy and is very deep… He is a king and lonely…Kings are lonely since they are at the top. He has reached the top and stayed there…as a ‘badshah’ even today. He respects us…Let me not praise him much but he is praiseworthy (Zyada laal nahin karte apun is ko, magar yeh hai laal) …Kids should be like him…Nothing has changed in him since the days of KING UNCLE…He is a kid with a big heart, but lonely (Dildaar bachha hai… akela hai).”
(Rajesh Kumar Singh is Editorial Consultant for Festivals and Markets for BollywoodTrade.com. He is a filmmaker, critic and market analyst)