The crew of Nikhil Advani's Hero left for Manali, Himachal Pradesh, on Thursday to shoot some heavy-duty action sequences with Sooraj Pancholi and a couple of romantic duets with Sooraj and his co-star Athiya Shetty.
The romantic songs to be filmed on the debutant couple would be completely original tunes composed by Sachin- Jigar.
Says a source, "Initially Nikhil planned to use a remixed version the original romantic duet from Subhash Ghai Hero-'Tu mera janu hai tu mera dilbar hai'. But with music the company Saregama charging through the roof for the original songs, Nikhil Advani has opted to get fresh songs recorded."
"Nikhil Advani's films have always boasted of outstanding songs and music. He asked Sachin-Jigar to compose a romantic duet to rival Laxmikant- Pyarelal's 'Tu mera janu hai' and 'Pyar karne wale' from the original Hero."
The director also plans to shoot intense action sequences in Himachal.
Says the source, "Sooraj will do bare-backed action scenes shot at a very high altitude. The idea is to make the action sequences top-notch since the word is that Jackie Shroff's son Tiger in his debut film Hero-Panti has done some of the finest stunts ever in a Hindi film. Sooraj's forte is drama and emotions. Stunts don't come as naturally to him as they do to Tiger. Sooraj has been practicing hard to master the stunts. The Hero team has devised some intricate action scenes for Sooraj in the rugged rocky Himalayan terrain."