The actor debuted with Subhash Ghai in the 1983 film Hero which became a runaway hit. Among the other hits like Ram Lakhan (1989) and Khal Nayak (1993), they also worked together in the 2001 film Yaadein in which Shroff essayed the role of a father, rather than the angry young man that he portrayed in Hero.
On the occasion of Shroff's birthday, Ghai announced his next film featuring Shroff on his instagram handle by posting a throwback picture of the actor.
He wrote in the caption, "Once a HERO - always a HERO. BORN as a new super HERO in our film HERO 1983 and #YAADEIN 2001 now comes in 2023 as a heart-warming super HERO on big screen film being produced by @MuktaArtsLtd on our script like never before. HAPPY BIRTHDAY 'JACKIE' from everyone from Mukta arts zee studios and all of us (sic)."