Jackie Shroff and Sanjay Dutt, two stalwarts of the entertainment industry, have always been a source of inspiration for budding actors. Recently, the iconic movie "Khalnayak" celebrated its 30th anniversary, and during a recent interview, Jackie Shroff shared some delightful anecdotes about his friendship with Sanjay Dutt.
In a candid conversation with Siddharth Kannan, Jackie Shroff unveiled the deep bond he shares with his "Khalnayak" co-star, Sanjay Dutt. He affectionately remarked that Sanjay was very close to him. And that they had known each other even before entering the film industry.
He said, "The happiness of working with your friend (in Khalnayak) is completely different. Then working with your guru Subhash Ghai and talented co-stars like Madhuri Dixit, Anupam Kher and Neena Gupta — was a beautiful memory.”ALSO READ: Jackie Shroff weighs in on India vs. Bharat: Names may change, we stay the same
Reflecting on the lighter moments during the making of "Khalnayak," Jackie fondly recalled a particularly amusing incident involving a fight sequence.
Jackie continued, "I remember climbing a branch of a tree for a fight sequence. Before that sequence, we were watching the monkeys who were sitting on that branch and having fun. Suddenly, Subhash ji told us, ‘Iske uppar chadh kar fight karenge (We will climb on this and fight).’ Suddenly, from watching monkeys, we became monkeys ourselves. That branch was so slippery. We were tied to it with just one hook and were made to fight. It was so much fun.”
For the unversed, recently, to mark the 30th anniversary of "Khalnayak," Sanjay Dutt, Jackie Shroff, director Subhash Ghai, and the rest of the cast came together for a heartwarming celebration. On September 4th, they reunited, sharing laughter, dance, and warm embraces while cutting a cake, capturing the essence of their enduring camaraderie.
As a fitting tribute to this cinematic milestone, "Khalnayak" made a triumphant return to theaters in September.