Film launching his friend’s son, Zaheer, is set to roll in September and will be shot over two months
Natasha Coutinho (MUMBAI MIRROR; July 12, 2018)

Salman Khan recently announced that he will be launching his childhood friend Iqbal’s son, Zaheer Iqbal, in a film produced by his banner. Now, Mirror has learnt that the film, titled The Notebook, goes on the floors in the first week of September in Kashmir. Director Nitin Kakkar is currently on a recce in the Valley where it will be shot in a start-to-finish, two-month schedule. Salman had earlier shot portions of a song for Race 3 in Sonmarg before heading for Ladakh.

A source close to the development reveals that the film which has two other producers, Murad Khetani and Ashwin Varde on board, is a love story and Zaheer Iqbal has been training in action and dance while building his physique. “He is a good dancer and the shoot is most likely to start with a song sequence. A new face will be launched opposite Zaheer but the team is keeping her under wraps at the moment,” adds the source.

Reportedly Salman has been personally supervising Zaheer’s training for the last few months and fondly calls him ‘Zahero’. “Salman saw him at his sister’s wedding function and was impressed with his stage performance and immediately decided to launch him,” adds the source.