Mumbai: He may have not featured in a film for a long time, but on Tuesday, Jackie Shroff did manage to get the spotlight back on him albeit for something he had done 15 years ago.
On Tuesday, one of Jackie Shroff’s video went viral on social networking site Twitter, where the actor was seen mouthing expletives in Hindi and Marathi while shooting for a Pulse Polio campaign. The actor had featured in the awareness campaign way back in 1998-99 and the video that was doing the rounds on Tuesday was a behind-the scene footage.
The video showed Jackie struggling hard with the script that was given to him and the actor was seen using the abuses liberally when he forgot his lines. The video went viral and Jackie and even the abuses he used, started trending on Twitter.
When a daily contacted the actor and asked for his reaction , the actor was not amused.
"Arey, logon ko kaam dhanda nahin hai kya? I am terribly miffed with this mischief monger, who has made this public. What one needs to understand is that we relieve our stress before starting work. In fact, we even take breaks in between to de-stress. People de-stress in different ways. What`s wrong if I was in one of those bindaas moods? You don`t have to take all that stuff, which wasn`t supposed to be in the ad, so seriously. The video you`ve been seeing online since Tuesday is the canning of almost the entire proceedings of that shoot. And it`s not rocket science to understand that,” said Jackie.
"I certainly don`t mind masti mazaak and have a great sense of humour. But this video going online in its unedited version is something which is in very bad taste. Even as we speak, I am off to Rajasthan for work and I would appreciate if people get on with their own lives instead of making fun of senior actors and noble causes," he added.
While Jackie was not at all amused, the twitterati had a good laugh at the actor’s expense. We would have posted the video here, but due to its language, we decided against it.