Suraj Pancholi is very much a part of the ‘Hero’ (1983) remake, despite reports that he will be replaced with another actor after controversy linking him to the suicide of actress Jiah Khan.

Times Of India has reported that Salman Khan’s office has asked Pancholi to be sent to Hyderabad immediately, where the superstar is currently shooting for ‘Mental’. Khan has been pushing Pancholi to remain a part of the ‘Hero’ remake and wants to cheer the actor up after his recent ordeal.

Furthermore, Suraj’s father Aditya Pancholi has been confirmed to star in ‘Mental’, which was being kept underwraps. He shot many of his parts days before Jiah’s death.

‘Hero’ remake is expected to go on the floors later this year and also stars Suniel Shetty’s 18-year-old daughter Athiya.

Pancholi was released on bail earlier this week after spending 20 days in jail.