Jackie was last seen playing dad to Akshay Kumar and Sidharth Malhotra in Brothers
Stepping up to play father to grown up kids on the big screen is a huge step. It immediately put you in the ‘senior actor’ category. No wonder then actors keep turning down roles, even good ones, that requires them to age a bit. However, Jackie Shroff played father to Akshay Kumar and Sidharth Malhotra in Brothers. His Ram Lakhan co-star Anil Kapoor too went for a grey-hair look on screen to play Priyanka Chopra and Ranveer Singh’s dad in Dil Dhadakne Do.
However, Anil ensured that the shutterbugs didn’t get a single shot of him while shooting the movie, he also ensured that his look in the film was kept strictly under wraps till the publicity of the movie was kickstarted. Not just the actor, even his family had doubts about him signing the movie. In an interview, he confessed that his wife Sunita advised against taking on the role. When asked if his wife Ayesha too had similar reservations, Jackie said, “Not at all. She has never bothered about what I do in the films. I have never stressed about these things either. Even when I got into films, it wasn’t intentional. We weren’t from a film family. I had no clue what was in store for me. Even now I take it as it comes..kya tension hai? I have played Chunni babu in Devdas, Hilal Kohistani in Mission Kashmir, a dad in Brothers... I have never bothered about these things. But for Anil, it must have taken a lot for him to play a father do it.” When told about the time that the actor took to consider all aspects before he was convinced about playing dad, Jackie shot back, “Yeah, well it shows... (laughs)”.
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