Even as Jackie Shroff turned 60 earlier this week, he refused to accept birthday calls from friends and well-wishers, admitting that birthdays are immaterial to him.
“I don’t count the candles. I don’t even cut a cake. I don’t think about how old I am. I think about how young I can be if I do the things I enjoy doing,” said Jackie.
For his special day, his two children, Tiger and Krishna Shroff rushed home early from work, to surprise their father.
Says an emotional Krishna, “Dad isn’t a materialistic person at all. So it was not so much about gifts on this day. Tiger and I are currently shooting for Munna Michael, but we made sure we got home in time to spend some time with him.”
The doting daughter has a special wish for her darling dad. “Apart from wishing dad the happiest birthday, I wanted to say that he deserves every day to be his day. He makes everyone he crosses paths with happy, and I definitely want to be able to do the same,” she says.
Gushing over her Hero, Krishna says, “He’s the best… the original. Nobody comes close. Love you to infinity, daddy!”