Actor Jackie Shroff got emotional recently for remembering his mother and his older brother, both of whom passed away when the actor was quite young. In a conversation with writer Twinkle Khanna recently, Jackie said that his brother died trying to save somebody. He also mentioned that his father, who was an astrologer, had warned his brother to not step outside that day because he felt it wasn’t a good day.
“My brother died when I was 10. He was 17. He tried to save somebody. He drowned,” the actor told Twinkle. “That’s the way life is, we’ve all seen this. Dil mein reh jaate hain, photo reh jaate hain (They’re alive in our hearts and in photos).”
“Bhai ko bola tha, aaj kharab din hai, mat jaana bahar (He told my brother it’s a bad day and that he shouldn’t leave the house),” Jackie recalled the conversation that went down at home that day. “He used to work at Century Mills. He was a mill hand. He said don’t go to your mill today. And he didn’t. But he went down to save somebody in the sea, and he drowned, without knowing how to swim.”
During the conversation, Jackie Shroff said that people do make fun of astrology but his father had made accurate predictions twice – one was about his brother and another one that Jackie would one day become an actor.