Salman Khan will talk on behalf of Sooraj Pancholi

Last Updated: Jul 10, 2013, 10:27 AM IST

Zee Media Bureau

Mumbai: After taking aspiring actor Sooraj Pancholi completely under his wings, superstar Salman Khan has asked the lad’s parents to refrain from discussing his debut film ‘Hero’, remake of Subhash Ghai’s 1983 blockbuster.

Sooraj, who spent 21 days in jail for allegedly abetting actress Jiah Khan’s suicide, met Salman, producer of the aforementioned film, last week in Hyderabad.

The industry heavyweight met Sooraj and his father Aditya on the sets on ‘Mental’ to prepone the launch of the young boy. But Salman has reportedly asked Sooraj’s parents (Aditya and Zarina Wahab), both who are actors themselves, not to discuss anything about their son’s debut film.

Salman has taken the responsibility of dealing with questions pertaining to Sooraj’s launch-pad.

“’Hero’ was supposed to begin shooting in January 2014. It will now start in November 2013. Salman has asked the entire team to get into a work-mode immediately. The script is being re-worked to suit today’s times,” DNA quoted a source as saying.

Legendary music director duo Laxmikant-Pyarelal had composed the songs for the 1983 super-hit and the latest version of the film will have some of those numbers. Sajid-Wajid have been taken on board to compose some fresh tracks.

Confirming the news, senior Pancholi said, “Yes, by the grace of God everything seems to be getting back on the right track. We will be starting the film sooner than we thought.”

Sooraj will reprise the title role in ‘Hero’ (originally portrayed by Jackie Shroff). Suniel Shetty’s daughter Athiya will too mark her debut and will reprise the character played by Meenakshi Sheshadri in the film.