Sooraj Pancholi and Tiger Shroff

Sooraj Pancholi and Tiger Shroff are poised for an an early debut, but an unlikely friendship has burgeoned between the two biggest rival debutants of 2014. They have become so close that Sooraj has borrowed Tiger’s gym trainer to help get the right body tone for his action sequences.

Jackie and Ayesha Shroff’s son Tiger’s first film is “Heropanti”, directed by Sabbir Khan and produced by Sajid Nadiadwala.

Said Sooraj, “Tiger is fantastic with the martial arts and other forms of physical combat. I can’t wait to see his stunts in ‘Heropanti’. We sometimes train and work-out together. And I’ve trained for some of my stunts with Tiger’s trainer Zile Mawai Sir.

“It’s all very warm between us. We are nowhere close to being rivals. Although we are very different individuals we get along very well. Both of us are basically loners.”


Interestingly, Sooraj, actors Aditya Pancholi and Zarina Wahab’s son, makes his debut with a remake of Jackie’s big career-making film “Hero”.

Says Sooraj, “I don’t think that matters between us. If Tiger had made his debut with his dad’s film he would have been endlessly compared with his dad.”

Tiger said, “Yes, I am friends with Sooraj. In fact, I know both Sooraj and Athiya Shetty (actor Suniel Shetty’s daugther) very well. I am sure they will do a fab job in ‘Hero’ (remake).”

“Hero” is being produced by Salman Khan and directed by Nikhil Advani.

Inputs By IANS