Jackky Bhaganani has the most honest answer for the whole nepotism debate
The story of Jackky Bhagnani is unlike other star kids. He made his Bollywood debut in 2009 with Kal Kissne Dekha and is still waiting to strike Gold. Most people in his place would have given up on their dreams and settled for something else but Jackky unlike these is not ready to give up. Not now and not even when he is 75 years old. The actor is back in action with his movie Mitron that promises to be hilarious rollercoaster ride and will release on September 14. The songs of the movie have already become global chartbusters.
While people might think that Jackky had it all planned and things were very easy for him, he shares how sticking by his conviction was not an easy task. Talking about the same, Jackky recalls the time that when he was jobless and how hard it was to deal with it. “I come from a home where they give job to 300 people and I didn’t have work for 3 years, it’s not easy to deal with it, you automatically get tempted – should I do one more company film, at the end of the day I am also a human being,” says Jackky.
Jackky is grateful that he hails from a filmy family and feels that perhaps this is one of the reasons why people haven’t forgotten him as yet. Commenting on the same, he says, “If I didn’t belong to a filmy family people would have forgotten me, I have to be in people’s eye to even dislike or like me. Today if you ask a 14-year-old who is Jackky Bhagnani they might tell you that Party Abhi Baaki Hai, or Suno Na Sangemarmar guy because music has a good recall value, but if I would take more gap like I did, they would have forgotten me forever and that’s the truth. Out of sight is out of mind and that’s the fact”.
In the same breath, Jackky also has the best response for people who are fast to take out the nepotism card. “It’s not my mistake that I am a privileged kid. My father was a saree seller, by selling sarees he made this empire in the movie-making business and it’s my responsibility to carry forward his legacy. If my films didn’t work, all I can do is work hard, what more I can do? Should I start driving an auto rickshaw or should I get depressed and slash my wrist or should I have sleeping pills, open a tea stall? Why should I do that? If my father still has the means and I am ready to work hard why shouldn’t I try once more? Also if you are not liking my films you will anyway not come and watch my films. I am not saying there is no privilege, there is. Today if you worked so hard then you would want your child to have it easy and there is no harm in it,” shares Jackky.
Looking back at his journey so far, Jackky admits that he earlier wanted to make a hit film but now realises that one cannot make a hit film but a good film, “Today everyone wants a hit film; even good actors want their films to be a hit, but sometimes what happens is that some not so good film of some actors become a hit. I did Faaltu, people connected with it, then I did Ajab Ghazab Prem which people didn’t like and it didn’t work. Later I did Youngistann, which was loved by people and worked to an extent, then I did Welcome To Karachi which was not accepted. In my mind it was clear that the hit film is not made, it becomes hit and I have to just make a good film and it will automatically be a hit or a flop.”