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Here’s why Jackie plans to visit Mumbai slum Teen Batti with son Tiger

Jackie Shroff , who was a resident of the slum called Teen Batti area of Mumbai for many years, will visit the place with Tiger next month to help him prepare for his next film.

bollywood Updated: Jul 09, 2016 18:46 IST
Jigar Shah
Jigar Shah
Hindustan Times
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Tiger Shroff will visit Teen Batti with his father, Jackie Shroff, who has been a resident of that area for many years. (Shakti Yadav)

In September, Tiger Shroff will start working on his next — a romantic film, in which the protagonist loves dancing and idolises Michael Jackson. In the movie, Tiger plays a slum dweller, who belongs to Mumbai’s Teen Batti area. But, not many know that Tiger’s father, senior actor Jackie Shroff (right), has a special connect with Teen Batti. He was a resident of the area for many years. Since Viki Rajani, the producer of the film, is keen to shoot there, the young actor will visit Teen Batti with his father next month. Jackie wants to revisit the area with his son, and share his memories of growing up there.

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“Before Jackie became a star, he belonged to a middle-class family that lived in Teen Batti. He visits the locality even today. Since Tiger plays a resident of that area in his next, he wants to explore the place with his father. The crew will go there for a recce soon. Tiger will visit the area with Jackie once the location is locked,” says a source close to Tiger.

We tried contacting Tiger, but he remained unavailable for a comment.

First Published: Jul 09, 2016 00:00 IST