Whatever Sooraj is today is because of Salman: Zarina Wahab

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Mumbai, Aug 27 (IANS) Actress Zarina Wahab, mother of actor Sooraj Pancholi, has said that Salman Khan deserves sole credit for whatever her son has accomplished in life.

Sooraj’s debut film “Hero”, which is a remake of the successful film directed by Subhash Ghai, is co-produced by Salman and also marks the debut of Suniel Shetty ‘s daughter Athiya Shetty.

“It’s a great feeling. Of course, the credit goes to Salman. My mother would always say that whenever there is any difficulty in life, never complain to the Almighty about it. He will give you great returns in some way or the other. And similarly as returns, we have got Salman Khan. I can say one thing, that whatever he (Sooraj) is, it’s because of Salman. I’m really grateful to him,” said Zarina at the cover launch of Stardust magazine’s September issue, which features Sooraj and Salman.

Zarina also gushed about the cover terming it “fantastic” and said that Salman and Sooraj looked “rocking”. She even quipped that Salman looked better than Sooraj on the cover.

Asked if she was excited about her son’s debut, Zarina replied in affirmative.

“Yes, of course, I am excited. Maybe I’ll whistle in the theatre. I wish him all the best, he has worked really hard,” she added.

Sooraj got dragged into the case related to the suicide of actress Jiah Khan, which was a difficult period for him. The actor, who was allegedly in a live-in relationship with the actress-model, was arrested on June 10, 2013 for abetting her suicide on June 3, 2013.

Asked about the incident, Zarina remarked that since everyone knows about it, there is no point repeating it.

“After every night, comes the morning. And in our lives too, there was a morning in the form of Salman. Every person has to go through good times and bad times, but you just need to have the capability to tackle it,” she said.

Directed by Nikhil Advani, “Hero” is slated for a September 11 release.

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