We wonder if Jackie Shroff repents his decision!
Aamir Khan and Amitabh Bachchan’s Thugs of Hindostan is one of the most anticipated movies of 2018. Firstly, because it’s Aamir’s choice and the actor is known to be choosy when it comes to his movies. Secondly, it has a dream star cast and is shot on a mega budget. Imagine Aamir, Amitabh, Katrina and Fatima Sana Sheikh in one frame! Isn’t the multi-starrer giving you goosebumps already? And now you can add Jackie Shroff to this star cast and there you have a blockbuster written already. But sadly the Yaadein actor couldn’t sign Yash Raj Films’ period drama as his dates were already blocked by other movie. Yes, Jackie had to let go Thugs of Hindostan because the dates were clashing with his war drama, Paltan, directed by JP Dutta.
Jackie Shroff was recently a guest on Neha Dhupia’s talk show, BFFs with Vogue, with Juhi Chawla where he made this interesting revelation. When Neha asked him to name a movie he regrets not signing, the actor mentions Thugs of Hindostan. He corrects his statement saying that he doesn’t regret but that was one movie he missed because of his other professional commitments. Jackie was coincidentally shooting for JP Dutta’s war drama, Paltan and had no dates to accommodate Thugs of Hindostan. Wonder if the actor was offered Amitabh’s role or there was a new character in the picture.
Coincidentally, Juhi Chawla too had a list of movie names that she rejected and they later went on to become superhits. She was earlier offered the role in Biwi No 1, Judaai, Raja Hindustani and even Dil To Pagal Hai. As we can see, these movies were superhit at the box office and also a turning point in the actresses’ career. Wonder what Juhi was even thinking while rejecting such strong roles by such good filmmakers.