Actor Jackie Shroff is amused over recent rumours that he is gay. On Thursday, the actor, 51, was trending all day on microblogging site Twitter, thanks to an online report that said that he had confessed to being homosexual in a meeting with some Mumbai journalists.
According to the story, Shroff had said that he plans to leave his family and move abroad, as he feels there are no gay rights in India.
When we called Shroff to confirm the story, he couldn’t stop laughing. “What? I am shooting in Mysore for Anna Bond and had no clue about this. Jisne bhi likha hai uska dimaag kharaab ho gaya hai. This is so stupid. I may get my lawyer to look into it,” he said.
He later informed that he’s been bombarded with calls since the news went viral. “I think somebody must have done this while drunk,” said the father of two — Tiger, 20, and Krishna, 17.
His wife Ayesha, too, laughed off the report saying, “He was called the first lady killer of the industry and to hear that he is gay is just bizarre. My kids and I are having a good laugh.”