Suraj 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 Suraj has borrowed Tiger's gym trainer to help get the right body tone for his action sequences.
Jackie and Ayesha Shroff's son Tiger's first film is Heropanti, directed by Sabbir Khan and produced by Sajid Nadiadwala.
Suraj said, "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."
Interestingly, Suraj, actors Aditya Pancholi and Zarina Wahab's son, makes his debut with a remake of Jackie's big career-making film Hero.
Suraj says, "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."
Tiger said:, "Yes, I am friends with Suraj. Infact, I know both Suraj and Athiya Shetty (actor Suniel Shetty's daugther) very well. I am sure they will do a fab job in Hero (remake)."
Hero is being produced by Salman Khan and directed by Nikhil Advani.