Salman Khan, who is giving Aditya Pancholi’s son Sooraj Pancholi and Suniel Shetty’s daughter Athiya a major break with his first productional venture Hero has scheduled the shoot of the film and announced the release date of the film.
A source from the newly launched Salman Khan Productions, said “Hero will start shooting on 18th February. It will release on 12th December. Those are the dates Salman has locked in on.”
Nikhil Advani is directing the film, which is a remake of the 1983 cult film by Subhash Ghai. Incidentally, that film marked the ‘break’ of Jackie Shroff and Meenakshi Sheshadri.
“Nikhil has completely re-written Ghai’s Hero. The plot is a different animal now. The characters are different. The hero Kishen (originally played by Jackie Shroff) is more aggressive and urban. And Salman wants the action to be far more stylized,” the source adds.
Aditya Pancholi is elated at this prospect and he says My boy couldn’t have hoped for a better debut. Salman and his team have taken full charge of Sooraj. Zarina and I have left Sooraj entirely in their hands. I’ve known Suneil and his family for years. They are like family to me. Aathiya is as good as my own daughter. Sooraj and Aathiya have been doing a lot of acting workshops together. They look sensational together. I promise you, they will rip the screen apart.”