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Chat Jackie Shroff plays Sai Baba in Malik Ek

T he ever popular Jackie Shroff will now be seen as Shirdi Ke Sai Baba in Deepak Balraj Viiz's Malik Ek. Jackie cannot stop gushing about the film, “I have done more than 170 films but all of them are on one side and Malik Ek on the other. Even then this film will outweigh the others.”

Jackie plays a pivotal role in this multi starrer, which has the likes of Smriti Irani, Anup Jalota, Vidya Sinha, Ranjeeta, Parikshit Sahni, Zareena Wahab, Govind Namdeo and Shakti Kapoor. Jackie claims playing Sai Baba transformed him. “Whenever I used to wear the cloak of Sai Baba, I used to forget all the reservations I had about the role and also all my planning went for a toss. Some divine energy used to possess me. I did some research on the Internet, looked up Wikipedia. I also spoke to some devotees of Sai Baba as part of the research.” Now he has taken to propagating the teachings of Sai Baba in real life. “I ask everybody to practise the teachings of Sai Baba – be good, obey your parents, respect your elders, love the kids and spread non-violence.” Jackie Shroff will soon be seen on television in a cookery show.

S. M. AAMIR

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