Salman Khan wants Athiya, Sooraj to be the next superstars

  • PTI, Mumbai
  • Updated: Aug 27, 2015 09:56 IST
Salman Khan during the recording of his song for Athiya Shetty, Sooraj Pancholi-starrer Hero.

Bollywood superstar Salman Khan is going overboard to promote his home production Hero, that will mark the debut of Sooraj Pancholi and Athiya Shetty. The Dabangg star, however, is not worried about the box office fate of the movie.

Speaking about


starring Suniel Shetty's daughter and Aditya Pancholi's son, Salman said, "I am sacred. Suniel and Aditya are good friends. 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."

Athiya and Sooraj in a still from Hero.

Hero is a remake of Subhash Ghai's 1983 film of the same name, which starred Jackie Shroff and Meenakshi Sheshadri in the lead roles. The remake version directed by Nikhil Advani is scheduled to release on September 11.

Salman has also sung a song in the film. "Not much takes had to be taken... but after that lot of work was there. I liked the song they asked me to sing and I sang it. I wanted to sing it as this was a good opportunity. Arman Malik was to sing the song... he also has sung it." Salman, 49, will be seen next in Sooraj Barjatya's Prem Ratan Dhan Payo and Aditya Chopra's home production Sultan.

"Prem Ratan Dhan Payo is about brother, sister... It is a family film... get ready to cry. I have a double role in this film," Salman said. "For Sultan I have to put on 15-20 kilos. It is a different, difficult film," he said.

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