Salman Khan and Jackie Shroff’s friendship dates back to the days when Khan was not an actor. They enjoy a friendship that is more than three decades old. At that time Salman was a model. He then took his first step in the industry as an assistant director for the movie Falak. During the movie, Khan was in charge of Jackie Shroff’s clothes and shoes. In addition to this, Jackie considers himself ‘instrumental’ for Salman’s break as an actor in the industry.
Jackie Shroff says Salman Khan handled his Clothes & Boots as an AD
In an interview with a leading daily, Jackie said about his relationship with Salman, “I have known him as a model and then as an assistant director, who handled my clothes and boots when I was shooting for Falak (1988). He used to look up to me and is like my little brother.”
“When he was an AD, I used to show his photographs to the producers I was working with. Finally, KC Bokadia’s brother-in-law gave him a break in Bollywood. It was Maine Pyar Kiya (1989) that catapulted him to stardom, but I feel that I was instrumental in him getting a break in the industry. Toh aise dosti shuru hui… well, dosti itni nahi hai ki (This is how our friendship started… Well, our friendship is not such that) we are very close, but he keeps coming up with films, aur jab bhi kuch bada aata hai toh (and whenever anything big comes up) he thinks of me first,” he added.
The two actors recently shared screen space in action-thriller Radhe: Your Most Wanted Bhai. The recently-released movie broke records on the streaming platform. The film, directed by Prabhudeva, also stars Disha Patani and Randeep Hooda.
Salman plays the role of a police officer who is on a mission to drive out drugs from Mumbai. On the other hand, Jackie is his boss. The film is based on the Korean film The Outlaws.
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