Salman Khan has a keen eye for talent and the actor is all set to launch a handsome newcomer in the film industry – Zaheer Iqbal. Zaheer doesn’t hail from a film family but his father and Salman have known each other for years. Salman spotted Zaheer at his sister’s wedding function during a stage performance. He was so impressed with Zaheer’s act that he decided then and there that he would launch this terrific performer in films.
Salman is ready to launch him into the world of glamour as his banner SKF (Salman Khan Films) is producing a film along with Murad Khetani and Ashwin Varde of Cine1 Studios. The yet untitled film will go on floors in September this year and is being directed by the highly acclaimed Nitin Kakkar of ‘Filmistaan’ fame. The film is a love story set in Kashmir. The leading lady opposite him will also be a new face and will be finalised in the next few days.
Salman has been personally supervising the training that Zaheer is undergoing for the last few months. In fact, he’s even named him ‘Zahero’. A proud Salman says, “Zaheer is made for the movies. He is a fantastic actor and a born star.” The film’s producers are tremendously confident of the young actor. “Zaheer has an incredible presence in front of the camera,” promises Murad Khetani. “Zaheer’s greatest asset is his honesty towards the craft,” adds Ashwin Varde. The film’s director Nitin Kakkar is excited about the journey ahead. “Zaheer’s level of commitment towards his work is great. He will go a very long way,” he says. With such a beginning and the blessings of Salman Khan, Zaheer’s journey into Bollywood has already started on a smashing note.