Jackie Shroff is grateful to his mentor Dev Anand for his movie profession. Jackie Shroff narrates a humorous anecdote from his first meeting with Devanand. Apart from this, Jackie narrated an anecdote from Panchgani, when Dev Anand climbed the black wall.
Talking about his meeting with Dev Anand, Jackie Shroff mentioned, ‘His son Sunil Anand took me to satisfy him. I assume he should have seen some of my advert that morning and when I was standing in entrance of him with his son he mentioned – I noticed your image in the morning and you might be standing in entrance of me in the night. I offers you a job. He gave me a job. Everything occurred so shortly that I could not imagine it. I bought the position of the second lead. Obviously, Dev Sahab himself was in the lead position. After 15 days he known as me. I went to satisfy him once more, he instructed that he has given my position to Mithun. I went from second lead hero to second lead villain (after (*15*) Kapoor). I bought decommissioned in 15 days.
Jackie was requested if he had expressed his displeasure. To this Jackie said- It was a blessing from Dev Anand Sahib for me that his hand was on my head. He has a hand in shaping my appearing profession. He had sown this seed.
Jackie mentioned, ‘Dev Anand by no means used to sit down peacefully in one place. Always standing, directing and at all times lively. I bear in mind there was a construction in Panchgani the place there was a black wall, its top was 15 toes excessive. He climbed on it and requested the cameraman to take a closeup. The cameraman asked- Sir, how do I climb? To this he mentioned – when I can climb then why cannot you? Sir was younger to younger.’