Superstar Salman Khan claims to be proud to introduce late actress Nutan’s granddaughter and actor Mohnish Bahl’s daughter Pranutan in Bollywood.
“Yeh lo! Zahero ki heroine mil gayi (found Zahero’s heroine). Swagat karo Pranutan Bahl ka (Welcome Pranutan).
Proud to introduce Nutanji’s granddaughter and Monya’s daughter on the big screen,” Salman tweeted along with a photograph of the debutante.
Salman Khan Films is producing the film along with Murad Khetani and Ashwin Varde of Cine1 Studios. The movie, directed by Nitin Kakkar, will go on the floors later this month.
As for the main actor, Salman had made a huge show of introducing his fans to Zaheer, building up to the reveal on Twitter.
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.
“N this is my childhood friend Iqbal, as a teen, he was my bank, I still owe him 2011rs. thank God he did not take interest bete ko launch Kar Raha Hoon toh baap ka post toh Kar Sakta hoon na. Lv the pic,” he wrote.
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.”
Welcome aboard, Pranutan!