Exclusive: Jackie Shroff on why he signed as much as play a ghost once more in Atithi Bhooto Bhava
It has been a minute since we have watched Jackie Shroff in a film. The Bollywood star has garnered quite a lot of love from audiences over time for his spectacular filmography spanning many years and for his down-to-earth character off-screen. In his newest movie, he performs a personality that is directly recent and acquainted – a ghost. Titled Atithi Bhooto Bhava, the Hardik Gajjar directorial additionally stars Pratik Gandhi and Sharmin Segal in pivotal roles. The movie sparks a recall of Shroff’s earlier works as he performs Makhan Singh, a wandering spirit longing to reconnect along with his mortal lover. But that is not the solely motive he signed as much as play a spirit certain to the Earth. In an unique interview with Filmfare, Jackie Shroff revealed what made him decide the position.
Talking concerning the storyline of Atithi Bhooto Bhava, he defined, “A guy comes back from the afterlife as a ghost to find his love and he comes to the house of a man who cannot express love. It’s amazing. So there are two contrasting characters – one who is looking for his love while the other has love but cannot express it. He doesn’t think it’s necessary to express love.”
Recalling his Bhoot Unkle (2006) days, he mentioned, “I thought about it when they offered me the movie and said it’s the role of a ghost. I said ‘wow I’ve done Bhoot Unkle’ which is why I wanted to do this. Secondly, they told me that Pratik Gandhi is in the film. And I said I’ve seen him as an actor. He’s superb. I know he won’t touch a film if he doesn’t like the content. So that was the second reason.”
“The third reason was that it was about a man who had died and had come back just to see his love once. All these things made me say yes. The director Hardik Gajjar has handled us so beautifully like a father to a child although he is my son’s age. But aajkal ke bacche baap bangaye hai haha,” he added.
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Atithi Bhooto Bhava is at the moment out there on OTT.