Gandhinagar: India’s ceramic industry, situated mostly in the Morbi region of Gujarat, holds the second spot globally. Film star Jackie Shroff on Thursday inaugurated the official mascot of the four-day Ceramic Expo here and said he was hopeful that with the industry’s efforts, it will become the world leader.
Jackie said: “There is huge development in Gujarat and in the ceramics industries too. With my friends here who are working hard to bring changes in the industry, it will certainly take it to the top in the world, beating China.”
Asked about the current controversy regarding the film “Padmavati”, he refrained from making any statements. He said, “Live peacefully, love one another, respect one another, that is development.”
The veteran actor also wished to work in Gujarati films. He said: “It is my wish to do a wonderful role in a Gujarati film, being a Gujarati. I am not the age to do a hero’s role, but any good significant and interesting one can do. I am waiting for offers.”
He also told the media about his upcoming film city in Gujarat and said that plans were afoot to expand that. “I hope that like in other industries, Gujarat will become number one in the film industry as well.”
Around 400 ceramic brands from 65 countries are participating at the Vibrant Ceramics Expo. Around 100 cities of India are also participating.