'My and Rishi Kapoor's wish of working together in a film will never come true now,' says a heartbroken Jackie Shroff


Jackie Shroff recently revealed that Rishi Kapoor's and his wish of sharing screen space in a film will never come true. Even though the duo were seen in film together like Azaad Desh Ke Gulam (1990), Aurangzeb (2013), and Chalk n Duster (2016), they never acted opposite each other. 

“Chintuji always used to tell me, ‘Jaggu dada, I want to do a film opposite you. We’ve worked together in so many movies but never faced each other on camera.’ Him being a senior to me and one of the finest actors of the industry, I so wanted to act with him. I feel sad that this wish never will come true now. We’ve lost a precious jewel of the crown.”

“I remember his film Bobby (1973) had released and he shot to fame overnight. I was hanging around the Pastry Palace in Mumbai and I saw him there for the first time. I was like, ‘Wao, Rishi Kapoor!’ I wasn’t an actor then and seeing a superstar was like a fan moment to me and I never knew that one day, we would share such great camaraderie,” recounted Jackie.

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From his dressing style to acting, Jackie said he loved everything about Rishi. “I couldn’t do what he could. Neither I could dance like him nor romance,” he said, adding, “He would meet people with a big warm hug and was so jovial and always sharing good vibes. I could always feel that affection from a senior not just for myself but for Tiger (son, Tiger Shroff) as well. We would ring up and discuss Tiger’s performance in his recent movies. Coming from him really meant a lot to me.” “He is embedded deeply in my heart forever," the actor concluded. 

Rishi Kapoor passed away on April 30 after a long battle with leukemia.