Bollywood’s ‘Dabangg Khan’ Salman Khan has praised the debutant Suraj Pancholi, who is the son of Aditya Pancholi, saying Suraj has the potential to replace him in future.
In the trailer launch of 1983 movie “Hero” remake, Salman, who is a co-producer of the film, said, “One Sooraj (Barjatya) supported me all my life, so I can support another Suraj (Pancholi).”
“Both are stars. They look good on screen. Suraj has a great endearing quality on screen. I think Suraj will come into my slot. He is going to lessen the gap between me and him. He is going to push me,” Dabangg Khan added.
Actor Sunil Shetty’s daughter Athiya is also making her debut in the film which is a remake of Subhash Ghai-directed 1983 film of the same name.
Addressing Aditya and Athiya, who were present at the function, Salman said in a lighter vein, “You guys better do well or else I will be a punching bag. Both your dad’s Aditya and Sunil will punch me.”
Addressing Athiya, Salman said, “She should work so hard that she should work with the young generation as well as with our generation. She should work with Shah Rukh, Aamir and me.”
Recalling his debut on silver screen, Salman said, “When Biwi Ho To Aisi was made I was confused whether people should watch it or not. It had a run for 100 days. I want to spread love I got. I am close to both Anna (Sunil Shetty) and Aditya Pancholi. We have been friends.”
Salman, who has also sung a number in Hero, clarified he will not be seen in cameo role in the film.
Hero was earlier slated to be released on September 4 along with John Abraham’s Welcome Back, but the release has now been pushed forward to September 11.
When asked about the development, Salman parried the query and said: “Postponed the release because humne Welcome ko welcome kar liya.”