Salman Khan is going all out to launch and promote Aditya Pancholi's son and Suniel Shetty's daughter in his next co-production, a remake of Subhash Ghai's 1983 hit Hero. Suniel's daughter Athiya, however, loves his arch-rival-turned-friend Shah Rukh Khan! Athiya makes her Bollywood debut opposite Sooraj Pancholi in the remake of Hero.
Earlier, speaking at the trailer launch of Hero, Salman Khan had said, "I have the responsibility of these two kids on me. We are not worried about the fate of the film but project them in a way that they become stars... they have to be accepted and appreciated. We did not think about the budget for this film. They need support... pray for them... that they become superstars. They have the potential."
For all of the Dabangg star's mentorship, Athiya can't seem to forget her meeting with the king Khan. "They are all superstars. I remember meeting Shah Rukh Khan sir on the sets of Main Hoon Naa and I am a huge fan of him. "He is an amazing person. He showed me the entire set... Had a nice time... So it is a memory I will cherish," Athiya said at a promotional event for her debut film.
"Salman sir has always told me three things: Be humble. Hard work is extremely important. That's what takes you forward in life. People want to work with you because you're hardworking. And never forget the people who brought you to the top, because that's the most important," Athiya had earlier said.
However, that does not mean she cherishes the other two Khans - Aamir and Salman any less! Athiya is keen to share screen space with them. "I don't know when I would get the opportunity to work with them. But whenever the offer comes I will grab it. If I get the chance (to romance the Khans) then why not," she said.
She is also open to doing a film with her father. "I don't know, nothing has come yet. I would love to work with him." she added.
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