'I Am a Better Dad Than Anil Kapoor – Personally, In Reality and Otherwise': Jackie Shroff
The Bollywood actor explains why he feels he is a better dad then his Ram Lakhan co-star!
Jackie Shroff doesn't believe in mincing his words! In a candid interview to DNA, the Bollywood actor who is awaiting the release of his latest film Brothers, talks about playing dad to superstar Akshay Kumar and newbie Siddharth Malhotra. Speaking of the good times they shared while shooting for the film the actor says, "Akshay’s tiffin would be healthy stuff, Sid has his six-pack meals and I woul come with my dhokla and patra and some shrikhand. I was the one who would destroy their diets. Not that it made a difference, they looked good."
On being the odd one out on the sets among the Punjabis, Jackie says he never felt left out, "No, how can I? They were always looking for my shrikhand. It was always a warm welcome. They would always say ‘ give us dhokla, fafda’. Gujarati father and Punjabi sons are a great combination."
But the answer that took the cake was when the actor was asked about his contemporaries like Anil Kapoor, who too had recently played a dad in the film Dil Dhadakne Do. Jackie says quite matter-of-factly, "I am a better dad – personally, in reality and otherwise. His wife has said so. There was a time when my kids were young, I used to come down from Delhi to meet Tiger. I remember once I was shooting with Anil in Chennai, I would come back to meet Tiger, he wouldn’t. His wife would tell him, ‘Why can’t you be like Jackie?’ So, tell me who is better? I didn’t say it I am just saying what his wife said."