Even after the debacle of Sooraj Pancholi’s debut film ‘Hero’, it seems that superstar Salman Khan has no doubts on his protégé’s acting ability. Reportedly, the superstar has referred Sooraj’s name for an action thriller.
Salman’s ardent fan and the story and screenplay writer of Salman’s blockbuster hit ‘Wanted’, Puri Jagannadh desired to do a film with the superstar. But, when he approached Salman with an action-thriller script, the superstar suggested Sooraj’s nams as the lead.
A source informed that Salman has back-to-back projects lined up till the end of 2017. He had no dates to shoot the flick. Thus, Salman requested Puri to write a script similar to ‘Wanted’ with Sooraj as its protagonist.
A source said, “Salman urged Puri to write a commercial film along the lines of Wanted for his protege Sooraj.”
It further revealed that Sooraj is family for Salman and he wanted him to get back into action as soon as possible.
‘Wanted’ was the remake of Telegu film ‘Pokiri’, which was also directed by Puri Jagannadh. The director shares a good bond with the superstar. Hence, Salman had promised him to make the remake of one of his Telugu films. However, busy bee Salman couldn’t make it to this one.
On a related note, Sooraj Pancholi was last seen in ‘Hero’ opposite Athiya Shetty. The project was helmed by Nikhil Advani.