Suniel Shetty, Salman Khan’s emotional tryst

Suniel and Mana Shetty have seen Hero last week at Salman Khan’s farmhouse in Panvel. While the proud father is very happy with both Sooraj Pancholi and Athiya Shetty what made him emotional was the conversation that the actor-producer has with the producer of the film – Salman Khan.


Talking about it Suniel says, “Sooraj is outstanding and Athiya is very good in the film but as a father, no, I can’t call Salman a father as he’s Forever 21, he’s done more than what a father could for his children. I can say hug and thank you to Salman a million times because he’s my friend but if I didn’t know Salman I would say thanks with folded hands. He’s shed tears over them and the recently for the last four days we have had this beautiful conversation. Salman told me how important it was for him to do everything right because of the children. Suddenly it hit on him that Sooraj and Athiya are his children. We both got emotional. Salman has delivered more than what a father would deliver for his children. Physically, mentally, financially – he’s helped the two children to follow their dream. I will never forget never ever forget till my dying day what he’s done for Athiya. Salman told me that after Hero he has to plan for Ahaan too. He has four other kids to launch. If this doesn’t do so well he will keep doing films with the, He said he doesn’t care about success or failure as that’s not in his control but he will back them in film after film as they are his babies. They have done everything he has asked them to. He makes sure they are doing it right wherever they go. He asks for the script for TV shows and says, ‘whats the script? Kuch bhi mazak mein nahin bolna!’ That’s what you call being protective That’s the beauty of Salman the human being. Many people make money but I want to ask how many actually do charity like Salman does?”

Suniel says that a warm and loving relationship that Salman and he shares. “We don’t tomtom about it. He knows we are there for each other. My relationship with Sohail is as deep and strong as with Salman. Salim uncle adores Athiya. There’s a family connect. Athiya will say that Salim uncle and my father are her biggest supporters.”

Suniel held a screening last night for his close friends and family. “I have not called anybody from Bollywood as it’s stressful for me. Salman and I would have done a premiere but we didn’t know where to begin. It’s like Athiya’s wedding where I would have to invite everyone and that takes two weeks of planning! I am mentally not ready. Athiya too, poor girl, is in a different space. Even in my personal life too Mana and have always kept everything. It’s just family and our friends. I am getting stressed byut Mana and my son Ahaan are as calm as monks.”