I owe my image of action star to Danny Denzongpa: Suniel Shetty

Mumbai, Aug 21 (IANS) Actor-producer Suniel Shetty is all set to pay a tribute to his friend, philosopher and guide Danny Denzongpa by making a film for him.

Danny is one man who initially taught him everything there's to learn about good, positive, healthy living.

"I simply love and respect that man to death. He was my co-star in my very first film 'Balwaan'. I owe my image of action star to him," Suniel, who was recently seen in "Mission Istaanbul", told IANS.

"It was Danny sir who urged me to take him on in a climactic combat in the film. I was very shy. How could I fight a man I had hero-worshipped for so long? But he made me do it.

"He even made me pick him up and throw him on the ground