Salman Khan is known to launch many popular faces today, his most successful launch being London import Katrina Kaif.
Salman then went on to launch Sonakshi Sinha through ‘Dabangg’, Zareen Khan through ‘Veer’, Daisy Shah in ‘Jai Ho’ and his recent being Aayush Sharma and Warina Husssain for the movie which was initially titled ‘Loveratri’.
He is often known as the man with the golden touch, since any actress he works with, suddenly gains unmatched popularity. Take for example, Jacqueline Fernandez, who became an A-lister after doing ‘Kick’ with Salman.
While Salman is ready for his Eid release ‘Race 3’ with Jacqueline, he is also gearing up to launch another face in Bollywood.
Being Launched Tomorrow ... KAL dekhte hai yeh ladka AAJ kaise dikhta hai ... pic.twitter.com/2VpmWvD9J8— Salman Khan (@BeingSalmanKhan) May 30, 2018
This boy is named Zaheer Iqbal, who has played in Salman Khan’s lap since he was a child. Salman, according to a report on Bombay Times, noticed Zaheer when he did a stage performance at Salman’s sister’s wedding and since then decided to give the boy a Bollywood launch.
Ever since, Salman started training Zaheer and now that he feels the boy is ready, he even named him ‘Zahero’. Salman, who is obviously fond of Zaheer, also clicked some photos of him, which he last did for Hrithik Roshan.
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 pic.twitter.com/xmn3RXklRk— Salman Khan (@BeingSalmanKhan) May 31, 2018
Salman’s banner SKF (Salman Khan Films) will produce the film along with Murad Khetani and Ashwin Varde of Cine1 Studios. The untitled film will go on floors in September and will be helmed by Nitin Kakkar, who directed ‘Filmistaan’ in 2013. Zaheer will be paired opposite a fresh face who will be his leading lady in the film.
Interestingly, Zaheer’s father happens to be Salman’s childhood friend, who has no other connection to Bollywood.
N this is my childhood frnd Iqbal, as a teen he was my bank, I still owe him 2011rs . thnk God he did not take interest 😁 bete ko launch Kar raha hoon toh baap ka post toh karsakta hoon na. Lv the pic. pic.twitter.com/FMSXNKmaME— Salman Khan (@BeingSalmanKhan) May 31, 2018
Murad, Ashwin as well as Nitin were all praises for Zaheero (what they call him)’s talent....