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Salman Khan: Want to make stars out of Sooraj and Athiya

Salman Khan says he is not worried about the box office fate of his home production 'Hero' as his focus is to make its lead actors Sooraj Pancholi and Athiya Shetty the next stars of Bollywood.

Athiya Shetty, Salman Khan and Aditya Pancholi
Athiya Shetty, Salman Khan and Aditya Pancholi

Salman is launching Suniel Shetty's daughter and Aditya Pancholi's son in the upcoming film 'Hero'.

"I am sacred. Suniel and Aditya are good friends. I have the responsibility of these two kids on me. We are not worried about the fate of the film but project them in a way that they become stars... they have to be accepted and appreciated," Salman told reporters here in an interview.

"We did not think about the budget for this film. They need support... pray for them... that they become superstars.

They have the potential, " he said.

'Hero' is a remake of Subhash Ghai's 1983 film of the same name, which starred Jackie Shroff and Meenakshi Sheshadri in the lead roles.

The remake version directed by Nikhil Advani is scheduled to release on September 11.

Salman has also sung a song in the film. "Not much takes had to be taken... but after that lot of work was there. I liked the song they asked me to sing and I sang it. I wanted to sing it as this was a good opportunity. Arman Malik was to sing the song... he also has sung it."

Salman, 49, will be seen next in Sooraj Barjatya's "Prem Ratan Dhan Payo" and Aditya Chopra ' home production film "Sultan".

"Prem Ratan Dhan Payo" is about brother, sister... It is a family film... get ready to cry. I have a double role in this film," Salman said.

"For "Sultan" I have to put on 15-20 kilos. It is a different, difficult film," he said.

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