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‘Anil Kapoor is my senior, Shah Rukh Khan my junior’: Jackie Shroff on being uncomfortable to sign autographs before everyone else

Jackie Shroff claims that he, Shah Rukh Khan, and Anil Kapoor have such a beautiful spirit that they can continue from where they left off.

‘Anil Kapoor is my senior, Shah Rukh Khan my junior’: Jackie Shroff on being uncomfortable to sign autographs before everyone else
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  • Kanishka Dogra

Last Updated: 06.20 AM, Sep 26, 2022

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In a recent interview, Jackie Shroff talked about how at ease he is standing in the background and allowing the audience's affection to flow naturally without feeling insecure about his fellow actors. Due to this, Jackie claimed that despite being more well-known than Anil Kapoor and Shah Rukh Khan during their primes, he constantly requested them to sign autographs first.

In an interview with ETimes, Jackie was questioned about Anil Kapoor's revelation on Koffee with Karan that he would ask Jackie's followers for Anil's autograph prior to giving it to them. When it was brought out that he did something comparable while working with Shah Rukh Khan on King Uncle, Jackie stated that both of his co-stars remained his friends first.

Jackie added, "I am lucky. They have been my friends—Anil is my senior, Shah Rukh junior. But for me, these things never mattered. They were my friends and my colleagues. It always felt embarrassing to sign ahead of anybody. Because I saw a shining little boy in him (Shah Rukh). Anil is my senior. He could say anything that people didn’t come to him, but he is my senior. He has to sign first, then I will sign. Both are my darlings, jaan hai dono."

Jackie said that the friendship between the girls is so strong that daily interactions are not necessary for it to continue. Even if they don't see each other for a while, they pick up just where they left off.

He continued, "Whether we meet or not, love is there. When we meet, we pick up from where we left off. We are like buddies. We don’t have to meet, sit, and call each other for functions. When we are together, it is beautiful. It has a lovely energy."

Jackie has acted in numerous fantastic films throughout the course of her lengthy career, including Hero, Andar Baahar, Teri Meherbaniyan, Ram Lakhan, Parinda, and Devdas. Jackie's most recent film, Rashtra Kavach: Om, which hit theatres on July 1, 2022, is presently available for streaming on ZEE5.

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