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Born as Jai Kishan Kakubhai Shroff, Bollywood actor, Jackie Shroff is one of the most versatile actors in the Bollywood industry. Having been in the industry for four decades, Jackie had started his career by modelling in a few commercials. However, it was in 1983 that Indian filmmaker, Subhash Ghai launched Jackie with his famous movie, Hero. On one of his friend’s suggestions, he had changed his name to Jackie Shroff before the launch.
When Jackie reached the pinnacle of success in the entertainment industry, he tied the knot with his model-girlfriend, Ayesha Shroff, on June 5, 1987. Now, the couple are proud parents of Bollywood actor, Tiger Shroff, and Krishna Shroff.
Jackie Shroff along with his friend, Suniel Shetty will be seen on the upcoming Shaandar Shukarvaar episode of the reality show, Kaun Banega Crorepati season 13. In a promo shared by Sony on Instagram, we got a sneak peek of the popular show.
In the upcoming episode, Suniel Shetty opens up about Jackie Shroff’s beautiful thought after the demise of his beloved mother, Rita Shroff. Talking about the same, the Hera Pheri actor said, “Bahut khoobsurat baat dada ne kahi thi, jab ek room ke kholi mein tha aur maa khasti thi, toh dada ko pata chal jaata tha ke maa khaas rahi hai. Aur jab ke bade ghar mein gaye…”
This incident left Amitabh Bachchan teary-eyed, and Jackie broke down as he remembered his late mother, Rita Shroff. Moreover, Suniel also tried to hold his tears back and Jackie kissed him on the forehead. To which, lauding their friendship, Amitabh Bachchan said, “Aaj kal ke zamaane mein bahut kum milti hai aise dosti.”
For the unversed, Jackie Shroff’s mother, Rita Shroff had died of a stroke in 2014. Talking about the same, in an interview with a leading daily, Jackie had revealed that he had loved his mother too much and had dreamt about her thrice a week.
The Aaina actor had said, “My mom got a stroke and I didn’t know. When we lived in a small room at Teen Batti, if she coughed I could hear and could immediately say, ‘Kya hua mom, kya hua pa?’ When we moved to a bigger house in Bandra, mom had her room, papa had his room and I had mine and so I came to know in the morning that she had died. If I’d come to know in the night I could have taken her to the hospital. Toh kya mila, kya gaya maloom nahin, samjha na bhau? I loved my mom too much. But I always ask myself that if I loved her so much, why didn’t I burn myself with her. I get vivid dreams about my mother thrice a week. I go to my old house in my dreams and go sit with her and press her feet, sitting down besides her.”
Jackie’s mother was his pillar of strength and her death was the biggest loss in his life. Talking further in the interview, Jackie had added, “I don’t like throwing my grief on anyone and so don't have an emotional anchor. But losing my mother was my biggest loss in life and even today she remains my biggest strength.”
This episode of Kaun Banega Crorepati 13 will be aired on 24 September, on Sony Entertainment Television.