Updated December 26th, 2023 at 23:46 IST
When Jackie Shroff got an internet connection in 1994 to talk to his 4-year-old son Tiger
Besides Mast Mein Rehne Ka, Jackie Shroff has also recently appeared in extended cameos in major movies like Jailer, Mili and Phone Bhoot.
Jackie Shroff, the 63-year actor who was recently seen in the OTT movie Mast Mein Rehne Ka, is one of the fewer stars from the 80s who has managed to stay relevant and reinvent himself again and again. The newer generation of film-goers know him more for being Tiger Shroff’s father, and as being someone who is extremely loving towards plants and nature. In a recent interview with Vogue, Jackie Shroff opened up about more facets of his personality.
I installed a dial-up connection to talk to my son: Jackie Shroff
While speaking about his familiarity with contemporary internet culture and technology, Jackie Shroff took great pride in informing the interviewer that he had a computer with camera from a time as early as 1994. The actor recalled getting the special equipment set up just so that he could talk to his son Tiger who was still a toddler back then.
Jackie Shroff added, “Tiger [Shroff] was only four when I was shooting away from home so I installed a dial-up connection and a camera to speak to him every day. I wanted to be with him so bad that I would fly back after pack-up to spend the night with him and take an early flight out the next morning to go back to set.” Jackie Shroff also recalled having his personal website called Jackieshroff.com where he would often chat with fans. Shroff adds, “I’m a boomer, but I understand internet culture.”
Jackie to soon have a fashion label called Bhidu
During the same interview, Shroff also opened up about his plans to launch a fashion label of his own. Elaborating on these said plans, Shroff added, “My label is called Bhidu. It’s only for close friends and family now but I’ll soon launch it for the larger public.”
Besides Mast Mein Rehne Ka, Jackie Shroff has appeared in extended cameos in major movies like Jailer, Mili and Phone Bhoot.
Published December 26th, 2023 at 23:46 IST