Salman Bhai is known for launching young talent, star kids and aspiring actresses in Bollywood. He is rightly called bhaijaan for his generous nature and launching newcomers in the industry. From Sooraj Pancholi to his own brother-in-law, Ayush Sharma, Salman has provided a launch pad to many.
His latest protégé is Zaheer Iqbal and Pranutan, the granddaughter of the yesteryear actress Nutan. Zaheer and Pranutan will be starring in Notebook produced by Salman Khan Films. The trailer of the movie is out and we have to say it looks quite promising.
Feeling privileged to be mentored by the superstar, Zaheer said “In the last six years, there must have barely been a day when I have not been with Bhai. He is the best thing that happened to me. I must have passed Galaxy Apartments every day, not realizing that one day, I would be spending time with Salman Khan himself.”
Zaheer got lucky when he was asked to meet Salman after being spotted at a wedding “My friends and I had staged a skit, Latte With Lakhan, about my sister and her husband. After the skit, Bhai came up to me and told me to meet him in a few days. When I went to his place a few weeks later, he introduced me to his trainer and asked me to work out with him. A month later, he called me again and told me, ‘Remove your T-shirt. You make your body, I will make you a hero now.”
Iqbal started his career with Jai Ho, where he served as an Assistant Director. Later, he was roped in for Salman’s home production Notebook.