‘I want to do romantic films’

Debut actor Sooraj Pancholi says he wants to be a part of emotional love stories. The 25-year-old son of Aditya Pancholi, who is making his foray into Bollywood with Hero opposite newcomer Athiya Shetty, said he has a fascination for romantic stories.

“I want to do more romantic films. Scripts which have romance, pure emotions and satisfaction are what I am looking forward to,” the actor told a media person.

Hero, the remake of Subhash Ghai’s 1983 film of the same name, is directed by Nikhil Advani. The film is produced by superstar Salman Khan and Mukta Arts.

Sooraj, who hit the headlines two years ago after getting arrested for his involvement in girlfriend Jiah Khan’s death, credits Salman for being a constant support. “This is a dream launch. I couldn’t have better script than Hero, better director than Nikhil sir, better producer than Salman sir and better co-star than Athiya Shetty.

“Salman sir never even came on sets to see how we were performing. But, he knew what’s going on in the film. He has been an amazing mentor and the biggest support in our lives for sure,” Sooraj said.

The newcomer said he has seen the super stardom of Salman since he was a child and finds himself and Athiya fortunate to share the platform with him. 

“It is nothing new for me, when I see so many people shouting or screaming for him because I have seen Salman Sir since I was young. 

“We know people are crazy about him. I think we are very lucky to sit on a chair next to him.” 
Hero will hit theatres on September 11.
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