His close friend, and costar of various blockbusters, Jackie Shroff applauded the actor for his resilience and ability to smile in the face of adversity. They were last seen together on screen in a film called Prassthanam (2019).
Jackie told Bombay Times during an interview, “Sanju and I love each other whether we are together or not. We have known each other since long. Sanju baba has always been a funny guy and he still is. He might have the biggest pressure on his head but that won’t stop him from cracking a joke. I admire that quality in him. We may not meet for years but nothing changes between us. Loyalty is so rare these days and I am an absolute loyalist in real life as well. That’s how we are as friends.”