Bollywood actor Jeetendra who is 78-years-old has said that the coronavirus lockdown and his age have made him realise that when he was a busy actor he missed out on spending time with his children Ekta Kapoor and Tusshar Kapoor.
The veteran actor had a quarantine special birthday celebration with his family. Talking about the same, he said, “That is my world,” he said and further talked about the ongoing lockdown saying, “I am into constructions now. I just have to give instructions. I don’t have to go to keep the bricks and all. I don’t go out much for work. So, things haven’t changed much. But one thing I have learned during lockdown is that when I was a busy actor, I could not give much time to my children. I missed that.”
Speaking about his son Tusshar, Jeetendra said, “When I look at Tusshar, he makes me proud. What a wonderful father he is. I was not even one percent of what he is. This is all the realisation that has come with age and lockdown. After all, you learn until you go to your grave.”
For the uninformed, Jeetendra had an active acting career from the ’60s to the ’90s. There was a time when he would have nine releases in a year. Jeetendra made his return to acting with his daughter Ekta Kapoor’s production, Baarish 2, which recently released on ALTBalaji and ZEE5. It marked his debut in the digital world.
Talking about it, he said, “An actor is an actor. You keep a camera in front of him and tell him to act, he will act. But making me act after such a long time was amazing. Being a part of Balaji, it was like a homecoming. The cast and crew were very warm and friendly. I could see the amount of respect and love they had for me. I simply loved the vibe on the set, full of positive energy.”