Jackie Shroff, who was part of several hits like Hero and Ram Lakhan, was recently in the capital for an event.
There, Jackie spoke about his personal and professional experiences, people's fixation with their phones, and the most trending word in the film industry these days - nepotism.
'I didn't even know the meaning of nepotism before everyone started talking about it' Jackie says that, contrary to popular belief, star kids find it more difficult to make their mark in the industry than other newcomers.
He says, "I didn't know the meaning of nepotism before this controversy in the industry. I don't know even the spelling of nepotism. Industry mein naya word aaya hai. I came from outside and made my name.
It's easy to say that he/she is a star kid and has had it easy in Bollywood, but being a star kid is the real pressure. You have to undergo a lot of pressure as you are being constantly compared to your parents.
It is very difficult to match the stature of Bachchan sahab... Abhishek is constantly judged on his legacy, which is unfair."
'My wife named my kids after my name. I am Jaikishan, hence Jai for Tiger and Krishna for my daughter' On his kids, Tiger and Krishna, Jackie says, "My real name is Jaikishan, which was changed to Jackie by Subhash Ghai when he launched me. Ayesha wanted to give my kids my name, hence Jai for Tiger and Krishna for my daughter." He adds, "In his childhood, Tiger used to scratch me with his nails, and I would always say, 'arey tu toh Tiger ki tarah nochta hai. Tu toh Tiger hai'. So we started calling him Tiger."