“I think Sooraj and Athiya have it in them and I can’t be so off,” said Salman Khan in a Bollywood Hungama exclusive interview with Faridoon Shahryar. The ‘Hero Music
air was filled with confidence. “Everyone has loved the promos; everyone is loving both of them. They have already been accepted by the people,” Salman said reassuringly as the debutantes looked at
him with awe and admiration. Now over to an engaging conversation with The Superstar and his budding Proteges…
Of all the songs that Salman has sung in movies, do you feel ‘Main Hoon Hero Tera’ is the best?
Athiya: Of course. It is my favourite.
Sooraj: Yes it is my favourite.
Salman: I like the other one better, ‘O Khuda’. I wanted to sing it but couldn’t sing it as it is too high.
Karan Johar has seen Hero, loved it and tweeted about it.
Salman: I am so happy. He has called up everyone. He has genuinely liked the movie.
Karan has loved the performances of Athiya and Sooraj
Athiya: Karan is amazing.
Has he spoken to you?
Athiya: He has spoken to my parents but I don’t know what he said.
Salman: I think he (Karan) has spoken to them and signed Athiya for a movie (jokingly)
Salman, Zarina ji said recently that once you had lifted Sooraj on your shoulder
Salman: We had gone to see Michael Jackson’s concert.
Sooraj: By the time Michael Jackson came I had gone to sleep and when I woke up Daler Mehndi was performing.
Salman: Sanju, Sohail, Puneet, Dad, Mum, Arpita, Sana. Jo hamaare kandhon ki waat lagaai hai in logon ne. Sanju ne utha ke mujhe de hi diya ke bhai tu sambhaal.
Salman, what do you have to say about Sooraj and Athiya?
Salman: I have already said by signing them. Now it depends on the release on Friday. The good wishes of their father and the hard work of these kids should definitely pay off on the
Friday. I think they have it in them and I can’t be so off. I can but I know what the audience likes and I see their reaction. They have come to me when I saw people looking at them, wanting to
talk to them, want to know them. If you have that quality that means you’ve already been accepted by people. Everyone has loved the promos, everyone is loving both of them. They have already been
accepted by the people who watch the promos.
Both Sooraj and Athiya are displaying a wonderful command on the Emotional level in the promos which is very heartening.
Salman: It is because both of them are really good actors. First concentration is not dancing, nor the action, first was if they can emote, if their performance is going to be heartfelt. We
didn’t have to reshoot even for one day. Itna khayaal rakha inhone Producer ka, Producer ke paise bachaaye.