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The very popular and very stylish, one of the first and last of his kind, a mix of class and swag, the iconic actor, Jaykishan, Jaggu Dada or Jackie, no matter what name you call him, Jackie Shroff has a persona of his own. The man who never shies away from helping anyone, and is a true gentleman in real-life. It is because of these qualities, he had won Ayesha's heart.
The man is often titled Bollywood's 'Tony Stark' (Robert Downey Jr.'s character in the Marvel Cinematic Universe) for his romantic nature. Jackie Shroff is a kind-hearted person from the inside and a true family man in his personal life. That is why his soulmate, Ayesha Shroff fell in love with him when she was 13 years old. Here is the adorable love story of Jackie and Ayesha Shroff.
Ayesha was born with a silver spoon, but when she had met the local boy from Teen Patti, magic happened. Ayesha was barely 13 years old, hanging from the school bus when Jackie saw her for the first time. He went to her and casually introduced himself. He told him that he plays with his friends nearby, and that's how Jackie Shroff and Ayesha's first meeting had unfolded.
The next time Jackie Shroff and Ayesha Shroff met was at a record's shop. Ayesha wanted to buy some records, and when Jackie offered to help her, Ayesha realised how handsome this man is. At the tender age of 13, Ayesha had made up her mind that she is going to marry this man, and this is exactly what happened.
Jackie Shroff and Ayesha's dating period is something every couple needs to know and learn, as it's all about enjoying the presence of your partner, above all the greed of this world. Since Jackie wasn't the 'Jaggu Dada' at that time when he had started dating Ayesha, he couldn't give her the luxuries with which she was brought up. But this did not change the way she looked at Jackie. They would often go for long walks and do a lot of window shopping. They would sit on the top of the double-decker bus and would enjoy every moment together.
Before Jackie met Ayesha, he was in love with another girl who went to the USA for further studies. He told Ayesha about her and said that the other girl trusts him. Jackie always thought that Ayesha was only infatuated by him, but what she did next made Jackie realise how purely she loved him.
Once in a candid conversation with Simi Garewal, Bollywood actor, Jackie Shroff had talked about his wife, Ayesha Shroff and revealed how much she loves him and had credited her for having a happy family. The actor had stated that when he had told Ayesha about his US-based ex-girlfriend and their will to marry each other. Ayesha had shockingly said to him that she couldn't imagine a life without him and would live with his ex-girlfriend like a sister after their marriage. Recalling the incident, Jackie had said,
"I knew she was in love with me that much when she wrote a letter to an ex-girlfriend of mine, who was in the US at the time. She went away to the US, and she said she would come back and meanwhile, I met her and fell in love with her. So, I told her that I am in love with this girl who is in the US. And she is gonna come. Then Ayesha asked if she can write a letter to her, and she wrote a letter to her and said once you come back, we will live like sisters and get married to Jackie together."
Going further in his interview, Jackie Shroff had also stated that he was almost on the edge of having two wives in his life. But as we all know, it didn't happen because of some sort of differences between Jackie Shroff and his ex-girlfriend. However, it had proved one thing that Ayesha is madly-in-love with Jackie, and he'll never be able to find someone quite like her ever. When in the same interview, Ayesha was asked to react to the incident, she had simply stated one line, and that speaks everything about her decision. She had said,
"I just wanted him. If there was a choice between losing him and keeping with her, it is as simple as that."
Ayesha and Jackie Shroff belonged to two different societies. He was living in a chawl, while she was from the uptown. This did not go down well with Ayesha's mother, but Ayesha had already made up her mind. She had gotten married to him and moved into the chawl with him.
On June 5, 1987, they officiated their wedding. It was also Ayesha's 27th birthday. On her mother's apprehensions about Ayesha moving with him, a committed wife gushed:
"I had to. I was a married woman after all!"
Ayesha is the girl who speaks fluent French while Jackie loves the tapori language. As it is said that love has no language, they both did their best to fit into each other's lives. He would dress up better to meet her parents.
About her husband, Ayesha said:
"Jackie is the kind of guy who can be comfortable anywhere. There is no air about him. He is who he is and that is why he is comfortable anywhere."
As far as she is concerned, she explained:
"I always took people at the face value. I trusted people blindly. I have been quite superficial and seeing the way he is and has been all these years and the way he treats people has rubbed off on me. He has taught me to be more caring towards other people and not only think about myself."
The lovely couple, Jackie Shroff and Ayesha Shroff welcomed their first child, Tiger Shroff, on March 2, 1990 and their family had completed after the birth of their daughter, Krishna Shroff, who was born on January 21, 1993.
Ayesha Shroff often takes to Instagram and shares mesmerising pictures from her inside life. For instance, on December 14, 2019, she had taken to her Instagram handle and had posted a rare, throwback picture from their earlier days looking content with hubby, Jackie Shroff. In the picture, Ayesha could be seen lying down on her hubby, Jackie's lap, who, in turn, had taken her in his arms. Sharing the picture, the star wife had captioned it as "In the arms of Prince Charming @apnabhidu."
On February 17, 2020, Ayesha Shroff had once again taken to her Instagram and had shared a 40-years old picture with her husband, Jackie Shroff. In the picture, we could see Jackie Shroff in his famous bhidu look, and his wife, Ayesha Shroff could be seen hanging on to him. Ayesha had written a beautiful caption along with the picture that could be read as "40 years ago I was hanging on to him and 40 years later still hanging on to him!! @apnabhidu." In the comments section of the picture, we could see Ayesha and Jackie Shroff's beloved son, Tiger Shroff's comment that could be read as "So cute."
Ayesha and Jackie make us want to believe in the old school idea of love and romance, where two people are so crazy about each other that no wall can come between them. Their relationship saw a lot of hardships, but they survived because they had each other's support all the time.