Hero was an important film – Subhash Ghai


Filmmaker Subhash Ghai re-premiered his 1983 released Hero, starring Jackie Shroff and Meenakshi Seshadri here in Mumbai. During his media interaction, Subhash said, Hero was an important film for him.
“My movie was shown here in the same theater 35 years ago and it is shown again today, for a filmmaker nothing could be more happy moment than this. My movie Hero was an important film for me, which gave birth to a lot of stars and technicians, this movie also gave birth to me and Mukta arts” said Subhash Ghai.
Film actor Jackie Shroff also graced the event. Filmmaker Subhash Ghai also shared his reasons for screening the film after 35 years.
“The movie ran for 75 weeks on big-screen but what made me happy that it ran for 35 years on the small screen (Television). My film has been running for 35 long years, I think the team behind the film was talented, spirited and honest. Whether it was Laxmikant-Pyarelal, Anand Bakshi, Jackie Shroff or Meenakshi Seshadri, it shows that a film can live up to 35-50 years”
“I wanted young generation to witness old classics on the big screen. I mean they watch it on the small screen but I want them to have the big screen experience, that’s why I have screened this movie here and started this mission to showcase one classic movie every week” added Subhash.
Subhash Ghai directorial Hero launched Jackie Shroff in Bollywood and the actor credits his entire successful career to the filmmaker.
“I would like to credit Subhash Ghai for my career. He gave me the chance. And of course blessing of my mother and love of fans” added Jackie.
Hero also starred Shammi Kapoor, Sanjeev Kumar, Shakti Kapoor, Madan Puri and Amrish Puri in pivotal roles.