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