Boom (2002), a movie directed by Jackie Shroff’s wife Ayesha Shroff, was pirated before it was shown in theatres, forcing Jackie Shroff to declare bankruptcy. The actor made the decision to repay the debt, even doing so by renting out his home. As the movie bombed, they eventually lost the house.
Jackie and their son Tiger Shroff were guests on a Koffee With Karan episode on which Ayesha made an appearance. She described their challenging times while sobbing, saying, “I did a movie called Boom a few years ago. I was very moved by that movie. But regrettably, the film was pirated, and the distributors pulled back. They declined to accept the movie delivery. It’s our family’s honour, my husband said as we both stood there. The film will be made available. I’m here with you.
We leased our house and released the movie, she continued. We naturally lost the house. The first thing Tiger said to me after joining the movies was, “I’m going to purchase that house for you.” Rather than large jewels and declarations of love, that meant the world to me. It means more to me than anything else when your husband supports you and your son behaves in that manner. Tiger fulfilled his promise and bought his mother a house.
In a GQ interview, he had previously discussed hard times, saying, “I remember how our furniture and things were sold off, one by one. Lamps and artwork by the mother Things that I had grown up seeing began to vanish. My bed was left next. I began to sleep on the ground. The experience was the worst I’ve ever had. At that age, I wanted to work but I knew I couldn’t help. At the time, the actor was eleven.
Jackie has added, “I realised that we tried something and we lost something,” in later interviews. I would pay for it if I had to. I put in as much effort as I could, and we paid back everyone so that my family’s reputation would be cleared. When it comes to business, up is down and vice versa, respectively. However, you must be aware of how to maintain your sanity and morals.