The remake of 1983′ ‘Hero’ will see the debut of Sooraj Pancholi and Aathiya Shetty, under Salman Khan’s production banner. When director Nikhil Advani wanted to show Khan the first rushes of the film, Khan immediately invited the star parents of the debutantes to be present too.

Aditya Pancholi, Zarina Wahab, Suniel Shetty and wife Manna were asked to go along to see their offspring on the screen for the first time. A source told Indian Express, “Salman decided that it was only fair to watch the rushes with Sooraj and Aathiya and their parents. The film means the world to them. Salman felt it was very unfair to keep them out of this experience. Aditya Pancholi, Suniel Shetty and his wife were duly summoned. Sooraj۪s mom Zarina is away shooting for a film”.

Pancholi commented, “We watched two songs and one action sequence. What I saw left me speechless, not only because that was the first time I was seeing my son on screen. I۪d have reacted equally incredulously even if the film starred another actor. Nikhil has done something magical to Subhash Ghai۪s Hero. Both Sooraj and Aathiya are going to take the audience by surprise. They don۪t act like newcomers at all”.

Pancholi also denied that he has been approached for the villain’s role in ‘Bajirao Mastani’, as reports recently have suggested.