At the trailer launch of Nikhil Advani's 'Hero', Sooraj Pancholi just couldn't stop raving about his mentor, Salman Khan.
When quizzed about how he bagged the male lead in the project, Sooraj said, "I never wanted to be an actor until I met Salman Khan. He called me at Yash Raj Films and introduced me to Kabir Khan. That is when I became an assistant on ‘Ek Tha Tiger’. Also, both my parents are actors and I wasn't good in studies too. Hence I decided to get into acting.”
Salman had earlier reported to have said that Sooraj has the potential to be the next Salman Khan in Hindi film industry. When asked about this, the newbie humbly replied, "I don't think I can be like him."
Produced by Salman Khan and Subhash Ghai, 'Hero' marks the debut of Sooraj Pancholi and Athiya Shetty. It is slated to hit the big screens on 11th September 2015.