- Salman Khan met Zaheer Iqbal at his sister's wedding
- Salman liked Zaheer's performance and decided to launch him
- Zaheer Iqbal's Bollywood debut will be produced by Salman
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. @iamzaheropic.twitter.com/xmn3RXklRk— Salman Khan (@BeingSalmanKhan) May 31, 2018
It is interesting how Salman was Zaheer were introduced for the first time - Salman spotted Zaheer performing at his sister's wedding and he identified him as a potential Bollywood star, the statement revealed. Zaheer Iqbal's Bollywood debut, which is yet-untitled, will go on floors in September and will be co-produced by Salman Khan Films and Murad Khetani and Ashwin Varde of Cine1 Studios. The hunt for an actress opposite Zaheer is on and the makers are only looking for a fresh face. Zaheer's maiden Bollywood film will be directed by Nitin Kakkar, who helmed Filmistaan.
Salman, who has named the aspiring actor Zahero, has been supervising Zaheer's training sessions and said: "Zaheer is made for the movies. He is a fantastic actor and a born star." The producers also are optimistic about Zaheer's debut: "Zaheer has an incredible presence in front of the camera," said Murad Khetani while Ashwin Varde added: "Zaheer's greatest asset is his honesty towards the craft." An excited Nitin Kakkar said: "Zaheer's level of commitment towards his work is great. He will go a very long way."
Here's how the prelude to Zaheer Iqbal's introduction looked like on Salman Khan's Instagram:
Zaheer Iqbal is also rumoured to have been dating actress Sana Saeed, who played the role of Shah Rukh Khan's daughter Anjali in Kuch Kuch Hota Hai in 1998 and then Alia Bhatt's classmate in 2012's Student Of The Year.