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Salman Khan launches Pranutan Bahl in new production opposite Zaheer Iqbal

The yet-untitled film will be directed by Nitin Kakkar.

Sonal Pandya

After Sooraj Pancholi and Athiya Shetty in Hero (2015), Aayush Sharma and Warina Hussain in Loveratri (2018), Salman Khan's production company, Salman Khan Films, is launching two more new faces in its next film.

Zaheer Iqbal, son of Khan's close family friend, and Pranutan Bahl, yesteryear actress Nutan’s granddaughter, will star in the untitled feature film.

Pranutan, daughter of actor Mohnish Bahl and actress Ekta, will be the fourth generation to take up acting. Her great-grandmother Shobhana Samarth began acting with Nigaah-E-Nafrat (1935). Her daughters Nutan and Tanuja also joined films when they were young and became stars. Nutan's son Mohnish and Tanuja's daughters Kajol and Tanisha have joined the Hindi film industry.

Mohnish has acted in a number of films with Salman Khan, playing his elder brother in Hum Aapke Hain Koun..! (1994) and Hum Saath-Saath Hain (1999).

The film, directed by Nitin Kakkar, will be shot entirely in Kashmir and is said to go on floors this month. His recent film Mitron (2018) is currently in theatres.

The 22-year-old newcomer Pranutan has studied the law and interned at a few Mumbai law firms already. However, she told the tabloid Mid-Day, "I always knew movies were my calling. I did believe that completing my education up to a certain point was important. But I knew that I would end up in films."

The upcoming film will be co-produced by Salman Khan Films, Murad Khetani, and Ashwin Varde.