Actor Mohanlal has praised actors Sooraj Pancholi and Athiya Shetty who have made their acting debut in the recently-released Hindi film, "Hero".

Sooraj is the son of actor Aditya Pancholi, while Athiya is the daughter of actor Sunil Shetty.

Mohanlal took to his Facebook and Twitter pages on Sunday, saying the two actors have turned "Hero" into a success and welcomed them to the film fraternity.

"The Hero n Heroine of "HERO" has made the movie huge success..welcome to all newcomers...Let it be the beginning (sic)," Mohanlal posted. 

"Hero" is the remake of 1983 Subhash Ghai directorial of the same title that starred Jackie Shroff and Meenakshi Seshadri in the lead.

The Nikhil Advani film, which has been produced jointly by "Bajrangi Bhaijaan" actor Salman Khan and Subash Ghai, was released on 11 September.

"Hero" also has Govinda and Vinod Khanna in important roles and Salman has also made a special appearance in the movie. 

Below is the tweet by Mohanlal on 'Hero' actors: