Salman Khan launched me because of his greatness: Sooraj Pancholi

  • PTI, Mumbai
  • Updated: Sep 13, 2015 18:08 IST
Salman Khan during the recording of his song for Athiya Shetty, Sooraj Pancholi-starrer Hero.

Newcomer Sooraj Pancholi is riding the waves with his new film Hero opposite fellow debutante Athiya Shetty. The actor says he is grateful to his mentor Bollywood superstar Salman Khan for considering him a star and he wants to learn time management from him.

Salman is launching Sooraj with Hero, the remake of Subhash Ghai's directed 1983 film of the same name.

Hero, filmed by Nikhil Advani, which also makes the debut of Athiya Shetty, daughter of actor Suniel Shetty and will hit the screens tomorrow.

"It feels good but superstar is a big word. I am trying to be an actor first... To be a star it will take time. We can't be a star overnight. If he (Salman) sees that (superstar) in us then it is his greatness," Sooraj told PTI.

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"He is being very nice to us. Athiya Shetty (co-star) and I have worked really very hard for this film. People usually say we are star kids so we don't work that hard but that is not true," he said.

Salman launched Sooraj because he saw something in him as an actor.

"It was not obvious (for Salman to launch me) at all because he never told me that he would launch me ever. I got to know him only on the sets of Ek Tha Tiger. People think it is a family thing so he launched me," Sooraj added.

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