“Sooraj will not lie” : Salman’s take on Sooraj Pancholi
Salman Khan has spoken about what he likes about Sooraj Pancholi, Aditya Pancholi and Zarina Wahab’s son whom he is launching in his home production ‘Hero’, in an interview to a leading daily.
On being asked about exactly what he likes in the young actor, Salman stated that Sooraj does not lie and is gentle. He said,
“He is very straight. He will not mince words, he will not lie and he is gentle. He will not get offensive, is polite and very respectful.”
Salman also recalled how as a child, Sooraj had sat on his shoulders to see Michael Jackson perform in India when the legendary singer and dancer had visited Mumbai in 1996. He reminisced how he had attended the show with Sooraj’s parents, brother Sohail Khan, Puneet Issar and Sanjay Dutt with his then wife Rhea Pillai and how Arpita (Salman’s sister) and Sooraj had taken turns to sit on his shoulders and watch the show. He said,
“I remember there was Aditya (Pancholi), Zarina bhabhi (Zarina Wahab), Puneet Issar, Sohail was there who ensured that he went at 4 pm only and dug his foot in the stands and stood there only. Then there was Sanju and Rhea and there was Arpita and Sooraj who took turns to sit on my shoulders to watch the show.”
Salman also stated that he would be there for Sooraj whenever the young actor would need him.
‘Hero’ will stars debutant Athiya Shetty and will release on 11th September 2015.