Salman Khan is known to launch many newcomer's career and has helped them achieve stardom, be it Himesh Reshammiya, Katrina Kaif, Zarine Khan or Sneha Ullal for that matter. He has always lend a helping hand and many stars have been able to get a foothold in the industry because of him. Now the buzz is that Dabangg Khan would be launching Aditya Pancholi's son and Sunil Shetty's daughter Athiya in his home production.
The movie is set to be produced under the Salman Khan Productions and will be a remake of the 1983 film Hero. The original was directed by Subhash Ghai and starred Jackie Shroff and Meenakshi Sheshadri in the lead roles who were relatively new at the time. The shooting of the movie will commence early next year and would probably be a 2015 release. The movie will be directed by Nikhil Advani of Kal Ho Naa Ho fame. There have also been reports that Govinda and Vinod Khanna are being considered for the roles essayed by Sanjeev Kumar and Shammi Kapoor respectively. When asked about the remake, Ghai told IANS "Yes, I am very happy that Hero is being remade and Salman Khan and his team will certainly do a good job. The film will be directed by Nikhil Advani and it will go on floors by early 2014"
Sooraj Pancholi, the main lead of the remake, had recently been in the news because of his connection in the Jiah Khan suicide case. The actor who is out on bail will try to put the past behind him and concentrate on the wonderful opportunity that has been bestowed upon him by Sallu bhai.