Jackie Shroff says he was embarrassed to sign autographs before anyone else: “Shah Rukh Khan was a brilliant boy and Anil Kapoor was my senior.”
Jackie Shroff operates on swag, not ego. When it comes to his colleagues, the actor says he’s comfortable sitting in the backseat and letting the audience’s love flow in the right direction without feeling uneasy.
That’s why Jackie asked Anil Kapoor and Shah Rukh Khan, who were probably more popular than them in his prime, to sign in front of him because he didn’t know any other way. He said he always asked.
In an interview with ETimes, Jackie Shroff was asked about Anil Kapoor’s comments on coffee with Karan. When pointed out that he did something similar while working with Shah Rukh Khan in King Uncle, Jackie said both his co-stars were his friends first .
“I am lucky. Yes, it was a colleague, and I was always embarrassed to sign before anyone else.
“Anil is my senior because I saw a shining boy in him (Shah Rukh). He could say anything that no man would come, but he is my senior. First you have to sign, then I will, both my darlings. Jaan Hai Dono‘ said the actor.
Jackie Shroff said the trio share such a strong bond that they don’t need to see each other every day to remain good friends.
“Whether we meet or not, the love is there. When we meet, we pick up from where we left off. We are like companions. We meet, sit, call for events You don’t have to. It’s beautiful when we’re together. It’s a lovely energy.”
Over coffee with Karan, Anil Kapoor opens up about his first days as an actor and feels insecure about being an outsider, Jackie Shroff. And then there was Sanju, Jackie was kind of an outsider, but he still got his first break from Subhash Guy.
“So he himself became something of an A-lister with just that one announcement. At the time, I was doing bit parts. I was doing South Indian films. there wasn’t,” he said.
https://indianexpress.com/article/entertainment/bollywood/jackie-shroff-says-he-felt-embarrassed-to-sign-autographs-shah-rukh-khan-anil-kapoor-8172336/ Jackie Shroff says he was embarrassed to sign autographs before anyone else: “Shah Rukh Khan was a brilliant boy and Anil Kapoor was my senior.”