Salman Khan, who is launching Sooraj Pancholi in the remake Hero (1983), has reportedly preponed the project to expedite Sooraj’s career. Sooraj was in judicial custody for allegedly abetting actor Jiah Khan’s death.
“Hero was to start in 2014 but will now start in Nov 2013. Salman has asked the team to start work,” a source told a Mumbai tabloid.
Recently, sources close to the Pancholi family informed that Salman might organise a press conference in a few days’ time to clear the air over Sooraj’s debut venture.
Aditya Pancholi’s 22-year-old son was granted bail on July 2.
“There have been lots of conflicting reports concerning Hero’s remake, which also stars Suniel Shetty’s daughter Athiya. It is being co-produced by Salman. Now that Sooraj has been given a clean chit by the court, Salman is considering clarifying things officially with the media,” says an insider.
“In all likelihood, he’ll go ahead with the conference, but things are yet to be confirmed since he is busy shooting for Mental in Hyderabad.”
A few days ago, Subhash Ghai, the co-producer of the remake, said in a report that the makers “have not yet confirmed Sooraj or Athiya” for the film. He also told HT Café that “Salman will take the final call on this”.
Though Salman has remained tight-lipped about this case so far, on June 2, he tweeted saying, “Arre haan sooooo happy that sooraj got bail (sic)."
When contacted, Aditya says, “If he (Salman) is planning a press meet, you guys (media) will get to know. I can’t say anything about it.