When Sooraj got emo­tional

Sooraj Pancholi burst into tears at the trailer launch of his de­but film; hugged his men­tor Sal­man Khan

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When I as­sisted on the sets, I knew that I could do it as I didn’t study a lot. I feel it’s (act­ing) in my blood

Sooraj Pancholi, ac­tor

The trailer of Nikhil Ad­vani’s next — star­ring debu­tants Sooraj

Pancholi (above) and Athiya Shetty — was launched re­cently, but ad­dress­ing a high- pro­file press con­fer­ence for the first time got to its male lead, who couldn’t hold back his tears on stage.

Sooraj made his way on the stage af­ter pro­ducer Sal­man

Khan (inset), film­maker Sub­hash Ghai, and di­rec­tor Nikhil Ad­vani were in­tro­duced. As soon as he went up on stage with Athiya, he gave his men­tor Sal­man a tight hug. The mo­ment got him com­pletely emo­tional and he started cry­ing.

About the emo­tional mo­ment, Sooraj said: “This (film) is a dream launch. I don’t think I could’ve got­ten bet­ter than this. I see a lot of peo­ple here who want to be ac­tors. Peo­ple who are much more tal­ented than me, much more good-look­ing than me and have a bet­ter body than me. But they don’t make it (be­come ac­tors) here and I have made it here. It’s a big thing for me.”

On be­ing asked why he chose to be an ac­tor, Sooraj replied: “I think I can live a lot of lives through this. If ac­tors do well, they have a very good life, and both my par­ents (Aditya Pancholi, Za­rina Wa­hab) are ac­tors. When I as­sisted on the sets, I knew that I could do it as I didn’t study a lot. I feel it’s (act­ing) in my blood. I’ve been watch­ing Hindi films since I was a child. And my mother wanted me to be­come an ac­tor when I turned 20-21.”

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