Actor Aditya Pancholi’s son Sooraj is walking into the world of showbiz with his debut film “Hero”, and the emerging star says competition is not on his mind as the “most important thing” for him is “being accepted in Bollywood”.
“More than competition, we are looking for acceptance right now. And that is the most important thing for us at this moment,” Sooraj, who is foraying into Hindi filmdom with actor Suniel Shetty’s daughter Athiya, said.
A wave of young talent has swept across the Hindi film industry with Varun Dhawan, Sidharth Malhotra, Alia Bhatt and Shraddha Kapoor raising the benchmark with their performances and experimenting with new subjects.
And when it comes to work, Sooraj is also open to taking risks and even going behind the mike.
“I think every profession has risk and why not take them. I think you have to experiment in any profession,” he said.
What about singing? He says “why not”.
Directed by Nikhil Advani, “Hero”, releasing on Friday, is a remake of Subhash Ghai- directed 1983 film of the same name. The original film stars Jackie Shroff and Meenakshi Seshadri. The film is being backed by superstar Salman Khan, who is co-producing it and has shown faith in both the stars on several occasions.
Sooraj is filling the shoes of Jackie and with ‘high expectations’ riding on his debut, the actor says training for the film was not easy.
“There are high expectations from everyone. And the training was really difficult especially for ‘Hero’ as the title is hero and to look like a hero first of all you have to train like a hero, you have to groom as a hero, you have to stand like a hero. So, it was very difficult,” he said.
While “Hero” is yet to hit the screens in India, Sooraj is already flooded with offers.
“I have been offered 20 scripts, but I have had no time to go through any of it due to promotional activities,” he said.