Bollywood actor Aditya Pancholi's son Suraj Pancholi so far has been in the news for all the wrong reasons. But now, it looks like things are changing for better for the B-Town's budding actor. As per the reports, Suraj who is all set for his debut with the movie Hero remake, will be directed by filmmaker Nikhil Advani.
Nikhil Advani has directed movies like D-Day, Kal Ho Naa Ho, Patiala House and many more. And now we hear that Advani has been roped in to direct the remake of Subhash Ghai's 1983 musical blockbuster Hero, that will feature Suraj Pancholi and Athiya Shetty in the leads.
According to a source, since these are two different times, Jackie Shroff's "character has to be pitched differently now, more edgy and dark", that will be played by Suraj. On the other hand, Athiya's character will see no change from the original Meenakshi Sheshadri's character in the flick.
The source also added that Nikhil Advani "has a very sharp music sense", hence he "will retain some of the songs 'Pyar Karne Wale Kabhi Darte Nahin', 'Nindiya Se Jaagi Bahaar' and 'Tu Mera Hero Hai". Reportedly, Advani will also be directing the sequel to Mr India, that will be produced by Boney Kapoor.
Suraj Pancholi was arrested in connection with actress Jiah Khan's suicide.
Suraj and Jiah were in a relationship for over a year, until the latter hanged herself to death a few months ago.
It was earlier reported that Suraj had abused Jiah and had also made her pregnant, due to which she had to undergo an abortion.
Suraj And Aditya
Suraj Pancholi is the son of Bollywood actors Aditya Pancholi and Zarina Wahab. He also has a sister.
Suraj Pancholi-Salman Khan
Reportedly, Suraj Pancholi has received support from Salman Khan.
Suraj Pancholi's Debut
Suraj Pancholi is all set to make his Bollywood debut with the remake of Subhash Ghai's 1983 hit, Hero, that featured Jackie Shroff in the leads. He was set to be launched opposite Sunil Shetty's daughter Athiya.
Suraj's Acting Lessons
Suraj has learnt acting at Rahul Rawail's acting academy. He has also taken dance and martial arts lessons, before entering the tinselville.
Suraj As An Assistant Director
Suraj had assisted Sanjay Leela Bhansali during the making of Guzaarish. He had also assisted Kabir Khan during the making of Ek Tha Tiger.
Suraj In Jackie's Role
Suraj will be playing Jackie Shroff's character in the Hero remake.
A while ago, during an interview, Suraj had confessed his love for his late girlfriend Jiah.