MUMBAI — Noted actor Jackie Shroff has revealed that he felt like a star when Abhishek Bachchan, as a child, asked for his autograph.     

“I was shooting for a film when Abhishek Bachchan and his sister Shweta came to take my autograph. I was in a hotel room when I was informed that Amitabh Bachchan’s kids want to meet me, want my autograph. I felt like a star,” Shroff told reporters here on the evening of April 24 at the trailer launch of his upcoming film “Housefull 3,” which also stars Abhishek Bachchan.     

“He (Abhishek Bachchan) is a very focused, dedicated actor. He is a great kid,” Shroff said.    

Abhishek Bachchan, who was also present on the occasion, said Shroff is the only actor whose autograph he has gotten.

The “Ram Lakhan” actor was all praise for the leading actresses of “Housefull 3” — Nargis Fakhri, Lisa Haydon and Jacqueline Fernandez.     

“Nargis is a lovely beautiful girl and hardworking. Lisa has done a good job in the film, while Jacqueline is a good actor and dancer, and she looks fabulous. She is working with my son Tiger in a film,” Shroff said.     

He also praised his other co-actors in the film — Akshay Kumar and Riteish Deshmukh.     

“Akshay is badmash and so is Riteish,” he said in a lighter vein and added “but both are good at their work.”     

Shroff was thankful to producer Sajid Nadiadwala for having him in “Housefull 3.”     

“He (Sajid) is a good guy. He launched my son Tiger in the film industry and is taking good care of him,” he added.     

“Housefull 3,” directed by Sajid-Farhad, is set to open in theaters June 3.

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