Sooraj Pancholi will be one more star son to be launched in Bollywood soon. And sources say Salman Khan is the man behind long-time friend Aditya Pancholi’s 22-year-old son Sooraj’s launch pad.
Insiders say Sooraj has been learning acting at Rahul Rawail’s acting academy and has been waiting for the right break.
A source says, “Ever since the pictures of Sooraj have been circulated in the media, production houses have been keen to launch the aspiring actor. However, his parents Aditya and Zarina Wahab have been waiting for the right launch pad. So when Salman expressed interest, Aditya was more than happy. Salman has been behind many successful careers in the industry today.”
Sooraj is apparently also taking lessons in dance and martial arts. “He had assisted Sanjay Leela Bhansali in Guzaarish and Kabir Khan for Ek Tha Tiger. That is where Salman and Sooraj got friendly,” adds our source.
Proud daddy Aditya says, “It is true Salmanbhai is launching him. Let bhai make an announcement.”
Salman will also be launching his long time bodyguard and friend Shera’s 20-year-old son.
Recently Boney Kapoor’s son Arjun had credited the star for encouraging him to be an actor.
Pankaj Dheer’s son Nikitin, who had nothing in his kitty after his first two films Jodhaa Akbar and Mission Istanbul, was given a fresh lease of life after Sallu signed him on for Ready and Dabangg 2.
In the past too the actor has been known to revive the failed career of Nutan’s son Mohnish Behl.
Salman also launched Shatrughan Sinha’s daughter Sonakshi.