Anil Kapoor and Jackie Shroff have entertained the audience over the years with their non-stop amazing performance and on-screen camaraderie. Both have shared the screen in about 12 films, such as, ‘Karma’ 1986, ‘Ram Lakhan’ 1989, ‘Parinda’ 1989, ‘Roop Ki Rani Choron Ka Raja’ 1993 and ‘1942: A Love Story’ 1994. Both were last seen in the film, ‘Shootout at Wadala’ in 2013. Recently, there has been a buzz about the two of them reuniting for the film after decades. They are known for their style, swag and passion for movies. There is buzz that the duo will reunite for Subhash Ghai’s next production, ‘Chor Police.’ It is written by Anees Bazmee and Pattu Parekh.
When Jackie was asked about the opportunity of working alongside Anil Kapoor in ‘Chor Police’, he replied, “I wish it would happen.”
Jackie also elaborates on his equation with Anil Kapoor by saying, “We were accepted as brothers early in our career. I guess that’s also because both of us had moustaches. He is senior to me by a year or so, but he has mostly played my younger brother. In real life, I am like his younger brother. I seek his advice on various things, including the kind of films I should take up and watch and the business aspect of the film industry. He knows everything. We may not meet often, but we are colleagues from the ’80s and are friends to date.”
Writer-director Anees Bazmee also said, “Yes, Anil Kapoor and Jackie Shroff have been approached. They love Subhash Ji as much as I do. I am sure they will readily come on board for the film for him. Unka haq aur pyaar hai. Yeh woh log hain jo Rishton ko pehle rakhte hain. I haven’t met them yet, but I am sure they know that we must have written something good for them that justifies their presence in the film.”
While Subhash Ghai also shares his words when asked about his collaboration with Anil and Jackie Shroff. He says, “I have worked a lot with Anilji, but I haven’t worked with Jackieji much, barring writing a few films and working as an assistant director on ‘Jaanoo’ (1985). He is very talented aur woh bahut zinda dil insaan hain. Jab bhi milte hain bahut pyaar se milte hain. I have wanted to work with him for a long time, and I am happy that it is finally happening.”
He adds, “Subhash ji and I go back a long way. He is a friend and my guru. I have been inspired by his work and films. Subhash ji wanted me to write the film, and so I did. The rest — whether I am on board as a co-producer or a creative person — will be his call.”