Actress Bhagyashree and her entrepreneur husband Himalaya Sassani were planning to launch their 24-year-old son Abhimaanyu as a hero last year. Apparently, due to dearth of substantial offers, the plan never took off. However, if sources are to be believed, none other than Salman Khan is helping his former co-star's son to make a place in Bollywood.
Says a source, "He was to get launched last year but the offers were not good enough. That was when Bhagyashree turned to her Maine Pyar Kiya co-star Salman Khan for help. Salman has been known to help many youngsters including Arjun Kapoor and Katrina Kaif who are stars today. Salman has promised to take Abhimaanyu under his wings and is guiding him about the do's and don'ts of acting. The superstar has told Abhimaanyu to work out and build his body and may even launch him in one of his home productions. However, everything is being strictly kept under wraps right now."
The aspiring actor has taken dancing, acting and action classes along with assisting director Rohan Sippy for Dum Maaro Dum and Nautanki Salla. He has also done a course from
The Lee Strasberg Theatre & Film Institute and Anupam Kher's Actor Prepares.
Abhimaanyu is friends with Tiger Shroff who apparently advised him to talk to the star. "Salman has launched two star children, Sunil Shetty's daughter Athiya and Aditya Pancholi's son Suraj in his home production. He has been very supportive to Tiger too," the source adds.
When contacted Bhagyashree says, "At this point of time we would rather remain low-key. Abhimaanyu is working hard towards his goal but it's pointless to come into the limelight and then fade away, so let there be an appropriate time. When it is closer to his goal I will personally call you up and tell you. Just give it a little time. I haven't spoken to anyone so far."