Actors Jackie Shroff and Salman Khan have been seen so many times sharing the screen so many times, like in Radhe, Bandhan, Kyon Ki, Bharat, Kahin Pyaar Na Ho Jaaye, Veer and others. But the unique thing is Jackie Shroff played a huge role in Salman Khan getting a big Bollywood break with Sooraj Barjatya’s Maine Pyar Kiya.
In a recent interview with ETimes Jackie Shroff told the interviewer, “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.”
The movie Maine Pyar Kiya also features actors like Bhagyashree, Reema Lagoo, Laxmikant Berde, Alok Nath, Mohnish Bahl.
On the work front, Salman Khan is busy promoting ‘Radhe’, which is directed by Prabhudheva and also stars Disha Patani, Randeep Hooda, Gautam Gulati, Sudhanshu Pandey, Megha Akash and Bharath.