Dhaka, 4 June, Abnews: Bollywood superstar Salman Khan, who has launched various actors in films, is all set to introduce another debutant to the film industry through his own production house in 2019.
Salman will be launching aspiring actor Zaheer Iqbal.
So, who exactly is Zaheer Iqbal? Is he related to Salman in any way?
Let’s take a look at how it all started.
On Wednesday, Salman posted a picture of himself along with a kid on his social media handles and captioned the image: “Being Launched Tomorrow … KAL dekhte hai yeh ladka AAJ kaise dikhta hai …”
It’s quite obvious that Salman knew Iqbal from his childhood days and from the looks of the shared picture, it seems like the two are pretty close in real life.
As promised, Salman shared another picture of the aspiring actor from his social media handles revealing his name and identity. Salman 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”
So, Zaheer indeed has been known to the Dagangg of Bollywood, though he has not been a part of this industry.
According to a report in HT, Zaheer’s father is a close friend of Salman and their friendship date back to the 90s.
If rumours are to go by, Salman has taken upon himself to personally train the upcoming actor for his debut film, which will be produced by Salman.
Salman shared a rather interesting post about Zaheer’s father.
Interestingly, Salman decided to launch Zaheer in films after seeing him perform on stage during one of functions during his sister’s wedding. Salman was also heard as saying, “Zaheer is made for the movies. He is a fantastic actor and a born star.”
This is not the first time that Salman has launched or played mentor to any actor. In the past, he has helped numerous actors like Katrina Kaif, Arjun Kapoor, Hrithik Roshan, Daisy Shah, Zarine Khan, Armaan Kohli and Jacqueline Fernandez to carve a name in the industry.
The untitled film with Zaheer will hit the floors in September 2018 and will be directed by Nitin Kakkar. It is likely to be released in mid-2019, reports The Statesman.