Sooraj denies doing Salman production, confirms film with Ajay

Mumbai, June 1 (IANS) Actor Sooraj Pancholi has denied he is set to feature in another film produced by superstar Salman Khan, but confirmed that his second film will be with actor Ajay Devgn.

Present at the photoshoot for a magazine cover, Sooraj was asked about the film with Salman but he replied in the negative. “No, it is false. Not right now,” he said.

Earlier, some media reports said that Salman was producing another film for Sooraj, as his 2015 movie “Hero” didn’t exactly launch him into the film industry in a grand way, and that it was his father Aditya Pancholi who requested Salman to produce another film for him.

It was reported that actor-director Mahesh Manjrekar was set to direct the film.

Sooraj was all praise about the trailer of Salman’s next film “Sultan.” “What’s not to like about the ‘Sultan’ trailer. I like the langot (the loin-cloth worn by wrestlers),” he said.

About the film with Ajay, he said, “Yes, I’m going to be doing that. I think they’re aiming to start the shooting in August or September.”

The film will be directed by “ABCD 2” director-choreographer Remo D’Souza. The project has been termed as a dance-action film about two brothers.

Remo had earlier confirmed that the actors would train in Germany for the action sequences, and would also train for dance.

Considering that Sooraj is doing photoshoots, has he already become a star? “I’m not a star yet. But I’m working towards it. I like doing photoshoots as they keep me in the zone. I get to meet my hair stylist, my make-up stylist and other stylists.”

When asked about the current photoshoot, he added, “It’s for a magazine called ‘Exhibit.’ It is basically about technolgy.”

About his personal style statement, Sooraj said, “I like to be in my gym clothes. I train all day so I like being in my gym wear.”

Although “Hero” did an average business at the box-office, Sooraj collected several best actor awards at various awards functions.



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