Shroffs wish Sooraj well

DECCAN CHRONICLE | SUBHASH K. JHA
Published Sep 21, 2015, 4:57 am IST
Updated Mar 27, 2019, 6:36 pm IST
Sooraj is like my own son. I am really happy for him, says Jackie
 Sooraj is like my own son. I am really happy for him, says Jackie.
  Sooraj is like my own son. I am really happy for him, says Jackie.
Jackie Shroff, who starred in the original Hero in 1983, is very happy for Sooraj Pancholi who is part of Nikhil Advani’s remake of the film. “Sooraj is like my own son. I am really happy for him,” said Jackie. His wife Ayesha Shroff added, “Sooraj had big shoes to fill, but I thought he was very endearing and did a terrific job — with the action especially.” Ayesha has no regrets about her son not doing the role instead. “I think Tiger had the perfect debut! He was always very clear that he wanted to forge an identity for himself that was absolutely different from his dad’s and I’m so proud that he has succeeded in doing exactly that.” If anything, Ayesha is glad her son chose a different route. “My husband and my son are both loved and appreciated for their work and for who they are. I consider myself completely and totally blessed for that. This is the happiest time for our family.” She is all praise for the two debutants in the new Hero too. “I really can’t analyse Sooraj and Athiya objectively. I’ve known them both since they were babies. All these kids were in and out of each other’s homes. So for me it was like watching my own son on screen. I just was excited to see these babies making their debut.”
 
Meanwhile, the third Shroff Tiger added, “I’ve been shooting in Kerala so unfortunately I haven’t been able to catch Sooraj’s  film. But I’m happy that he did the role. My goal is to create my own identity and break out of my father’s shadow. I would hate a direct comparison with daddy — I’m no match. I’m sure Sooraj’s take on the character is unique and great in its own way.”
 
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