Noted actor Jackie Shroff has revealed that he felt like a star when Abhishek Bachchan, as a child, asked for his autograph.
“I was shooting for a film when Abhishek Bachchan and his sister Shweta came to take my autograph. I was in a hotel room when I was informed that Amitabh Bachchan’s kids want to meet me, want my autograph. I felt like a star,” Jackie Shroff told reporters on Sunday evening at the trailer launch of his upcoming film “Housefull 3”, which also stars Abhishek.
“He (Abhishek) is a very focused, dedicated actor. He is a great kid,” Jackie said.
Abhishek, who was also present on the occasion, said Jackie is the only actor whose autograph he has taken.
The “Ram Lakhan” actor was all praise for the leading actresses of “Housefull 3” – Nargis Fakhri, Lisa Haydon and Jacqueline Fernandez.
“Nargis is a lovely beautiful girl and hardworking. Lisa has done a good job in the film, while Jacqueline is a good actor and dancer and she looks fabulous. She is working with my son Tiger in a film,” Jackie said.
He also praised his other co-actors in the film – Akshay Kumar and Riteish Deshmukh.
“Akshay is badmash and so is Riteish,” he said in a lighter vein and added “but both are good at their work.”
Jackie was thankful to producer Sajid Nadiadwala for taking him in “Housefull 3”.
“He (Sajid)is a good guy. He launched my son Tiger in the film industry and is taking good care of him,” he added.
“Housefull 3”, directed by Sajid-Farhad, is set to open in theatres on June 3.