|Before they start shooting for their debut film, the Hero sequel, Sooraj Pancholi and Athiya Shetty are getting to know each other. The two not only train together at the gym, but also spend quality time in each other’s company.
While there is still time for the movie, produced by Salman Khan, to go on the floors, the newcomers are slogging hard as they prep up to face the camera. The last few months weren’t easy on Sooraj, who got embroiled in Jiah Khan’s suicide case and was even jailed. But after he came out of the jail, he hit the gym with vengeance. And of late, Athiya too has joined him.
Since Athiya’s father Suniel Shetty is very much into fitness, how could his young daughter not be a fitness freak? It’s heard that both Sooraj and Athiya exercise together, and reportedly Sooraj even trains with Athiya at her gym.
Besides gymming together, the two also get trained in Bollywood dancing at Remo D'Souza’s dance class. Salman Khan, Sooraj’s mentor, is guiding him in every possible way.
The Hero sequel is going to be directed by Nikhil Advani. The original was about star-crossed lovers played by Jackie Shroff and Meenakshi Sheshadri. However, the sequel will be very contemporary and the love story will be tweaked to suit the taste of the viewers.