Salman Khan is known for bringing fresh faces to Bollywood. Recently, he launched his brother-in-law Aayush Sharma and Warina Hussain in Loveratri. And now, he brings another new talent – Pranutan Bahl. The debutante is the granddaughter of the veteran actress Nutan and daughter of Mohnish Bahl. She will be launched opposite Zaheer Iqbal, who is the son of Salman’s childhood friend.
On Monday the Bigg Boss host took to Twitter to introduce the leading lady opposite Zaheer. Sharing the post of Twitter he wrote, “Yeh lo! Zahero ki heroine mil gayi (found Zahero’s heroine). Swagat karo Pranutan Bahl ka.. Proud to introduce Nutanji’s granddaughter and Monya’s daughter on the big screen”.
Yeh lo! Zahero ki heroine mil gayi. Swagat karo Pranutan Bahl ka. Proud to introduce Nutanji’s granddaughter & Monya’s daughter to the big screen. @iamzahero @pranutanbahl @nitinrkakkar @muradkhetani @ashwinvarde pic.twitter.com/aqtWhOaZil
— Chulbul Pandey (@BeingSalmanKhan) September 17, 2018
Produced by Salman Khan Films, Murad Khetani and Ashwin Varde, the film will be directed by Nitin Kakkar. The shooting, which will take place entirely in Kashmir, is touted to begin later this month.
Earlier, the Bajrangi Bhaijaan actor also introduced Zaheer on Twitter. For him, he wrote, “How these kids grow up so soon… ALWAYS keep giving your best #ZAHERO no matter what. Stand tall and always bend backwards for those u love and those who love u, Yeh yaad rakhna that the most important thing in life is Respect and Loyalty. @iamzahero.”
Salman had made a huge show of introducing his fans to Zaheer. Zaheer, who is the son of Salman’s childhood friend, does not have a film background. The actor wrote that he still owes him money and launching Zaheer is a payback of sorts.
How these kids grow up so soon… ALWAYS keep giving your best #ZAHERO no matter what. Stand tall and always bend backwards for those u love and those who love u, Yeh yaad rakhna that the most important thing in life is Respect and Loyalty. @iamzahero pic.twitter.com/xmn3RXklRk
— Chulbul Pandey (@BeingSalmanKhan) May 31, 2018
Salman had been personally overseeing Zaheer’s training for the last few months. In fact, he’s the one who named him ‘Zahero’.
Zaheer and Pranutan are not the first ones to be introduced or mentored by Salman. They join a long list of stars and star kids including Hrithik Roshan, Sooraj Pancholi, Arjun Kapoor, Pulkit Samrat and Katrina Kaif, among several others, whom Salman has mentored. However, refusing to be acknowledged as a godfather to many Bollywood star, Salman had said, “Somebody gave me a break so I am doing the same. It’s also because my upbringing has been very correct. There’s no insecurity or jealousy. I like people to be successful and have a great future ahead. If you are doing well, your family is doing well. Every day that I don’t work I feel guilty.”