Zaheer Iqbal and Pranutan Bahl to mark their acting debut with Nitin Kakkar’s ‘Notebook’

Pranutan and Zaheer Iqbal
Pranutan and Zaheer Iqbal
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Granddaughter of late actress Nutan and daughter of actor Mohnish Bahl Pranutan is ready to set her foot in Bollywood along with Zaheer Iqbal, whose family has nothing to do with the film industry.

The duo is cast together in National award-winning director Nitin Kakkar’s upcoming flick titled ‘Notebook’. The romance-drama is slated to release this year itself.

Iqbal’s family is in the jewelry business and it has a non-filmy background but his father is a good friend of Bollywood actor Salman Khan and that’s how he was exposed to the cinematic world. Zaheer gave a performance of Salman’s sister’s wedding and grabbed his attention.

Since then Salman had faith in Zaheer and trained him personally. After undergoing immense training and personality grooming he landed a role in ‘Notebook’.

In December 2018, Salman took to Twitter to make the official announcement about the movie and wrote, “The most beautiful love story has a release date… #Notebook hits the cinemas on March 29, 2019. Trailer coming soon. @SKFilmsOfficial @iamzahero @PranutanBahl #NitinSKakkar @MuradKhetani @ashwinvarde”

During an interview, Salman praised Pranutan and said, “Pranutan has a great legacy. I can assure you that she will make everyone proud.”

Talking about her journey, Pranutan told a daily, “I believe that no matter how much you prep, being on the set is a different kind of high. It’s almost surreal and more than acting, Notebook has been a beautiful journey of self-discovery.”

“Some people are hugely over-rated, some are under-rated and there are times when even talent doesn’t get you to work. I used to believe that coming from a film family, I would easily bag at least a couple of projects, but dad was quick to point out that my background was an advantage only till I arrived on the set. The minute I faced the camera for the first shot, it didn’t matter whose daughter or granddaughter I was,” added Pranutan.

Based in the years between 2007 to 2009 the movie marks the acting debut of Zaheer Iqbal and Pranutan Bahl.


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