Sooraj Pancholi was recently launched in Nikhil Advani’s ‘Hero’, a remake of the Jackie Shroff starrer of the same name. Critics have not reacted too well to Pancholi’s performance, and��Pancholi, who had remained tight lipped to the negative reviews finally reacted to not his detractors, but also defended his director as well.
According to the Deccan Chronicle, he said, “I wasn’t around in 1983 when Subhash sir’s Hero was released, but didn’t critics also call Jackie (Shroff) uncle ‘wooden’ back then. In fact, from what I know, the overall reviews weren’t too flattering either. But I guess everyone in this country worships the past. Bimal Roy’s Devdas became more of a classic after Sanjay Leela Bhansali’s Devdas arrived. I guess we’ll have to wait for another version of Hero, to be treated kindly.”
Pancholi also came to Advani’s defense, saying, “Nikhil sir (Advani) had set out to make a film that was a 1980s blockbuster, as a launch vehicle for Athiya and me. It was a job assigned to him and according to me, he did his job very well. I couldn’t have hoped for a better launch.”
‘Hero’��was released on 11th September, and was co-produced by Salman Khan, and the director of the original ‘Hero’, Subhash Ghai.