Jackie Shroff with son Tiger
MID-DAY (April 3, 2017)

Jackie Shroff says it is not easy being a star kid since they are under constant scrutiny and pressure to outdo the work of their parents. Jackie, whose son Tiger is also an actor, believes the biggest challenge for star kids is to come out of their family’s shadow and make an identity for themselves.

“They have a burden in their heads, of their father, mother, family. They have the pressure to succeed. Star kids have to come out of the shadow of their fathers, be it me, Bachchan sir (Amitabh Bachchan), Dharmendra, Vinod sir (Vinod Khanna). There are so many people watching you, have expectations from you. It isn’t easy being a star kid that way when you have to tackle all the pressure and still make your mark. It’s (acting) in the genes; if they have it they will use it and make wonders for themselves. Nobody can take away your talent,” he told PTI.

The actor says though he is a celeb, his son Tiger didn’t grow up like a “ star kid” and was always grounded.