Salman Khan has provided a launch pad for these celebs


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Salman Khan is rightly called the ‘bhaijaan’ of Bollywood simply because of his giving nature and for providing a launch pad for many aspiring young actors. Now, according to latest reports he will launch Mohnish Bahl’s daughter, Pranutan Bahl in a film directed by Nitin Kakkar and starring Zaheer Iqbal.

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Pranutan made headlines recently when pictures of her bearing a striking resemblance with her grandmother Nutan began doing the rounds. The star kid had previously expressed her desire to continue her family’s film legacy. She, however, wanted to pursue her dreams only after completing her higher education.

While we are yet to see Salman make the formal announcement, it wasn’t too long ago that he took to Twitter to introduce Zaheer in a tweet that read, “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.”

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Salman will reportedly co-produce this upcoming venture under his production banner. The film will go on floors in September this year and is reportedly a love story set in Kashmir.

Aayush Sharma

A long list of talented young stars that arrived to B-town thanks to Salman. The list includes Daisy Shah, Sooraj Pancholi, Athiya Shetty, brither-in-law Aayush Sharma and many others, owe it all to the superstar for giving them a big break in the industry.

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Salman Khan’s brother-in-law Aayush Sharma is all set to make his big Bollywood debut with ‘Loveratri’. In the wake of nepotism being the hottest topic of discussion, it was speculated that Aayush Sharma bagged the role in ‘Loveratri’ owing to his political lineage and familial ties. However, Salman’s brother-in-law has a different view.

Speaking to a media portal, Aayush reportedly said that Salman Khan, being the hard taskmaster, chooses his protagonists quite carefully where family connections do not come in the way of his decisions. He further revealed that Salman had assured him that he wouldn’t get a film until he feels that he is ready to face the camera. He also said that Salman had told him that even though he wasn’t born into a film family, he will still face the expectations that people have from an actor from a film family.

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Aayush openly admitted that he lacked experience as compared to the actors in the industry, yet he put in his efforts in order to prepare himself to be in front of the camera. He revealed that Salman Khan had put him in a strict program which included training for some 13 hours with gymnastics, action, acting, diction, and dance in it. And it wasn’t just a few months, but Aayush did this for 4 years at a stretch.

Aayush concluded by saying that as soon as Salman read the script of ‘Loveratri’, he thought it was perfect for him to start his Bollywood career and so the movie got made.


Ashwami Manjreker

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Salman Khan is known for launching star kids, family members and aspiring actresses in Bollywood. The actor continues to pitch for his near and dear ones in the industry and is now reportedly set to launch filmmaker Mahesh Manjreker’s daughter Ashwami in ‘Dabangg 3’.Going by the reports, Sonakshi Sinha, who had made her film debut with the original, will be featuring in the third part of the hit series. The film is being directed by Prabhudeva and is currently in pre-production stage. The film will reportedly tell the story of the making of Chulbul Pandey as he is.For the record, Mahesh Manjreker had played Sonakshi Sinha aka Rajjo’s father in the first instalment of the film.

Sonakshi Sinha

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Sonakshi Sinha is now a known name in Bollywood and is even making her presence felt on the small screen as well as a reality show judge. The daughter of Bollywood icon Shatrughan Sinha was hand-picked by Salman to make her film debut opposite him in ‘Dabangg’. Not only this, post the huge success of the film, she went on to star in the sequel ‘Dabangg 2’ as well. Now on her own, Sonakshi is already a name in the industry and has even done title roles like ‘Akira’ and ‘Noor’. Her next is ‘Ittefaq’ opposite Sidharth Malhotra.

Sooraj Pancholi

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Salman Khan and Aditya Pancholi are old friends and it was just genuine that the actor came forward to launch his son Sooraj Pancholi in the remake of the Jackie Shroff starre ‘Hero’. Sooraj made his debut with ‘Hero’ in 2015 opposite Athiya Shetty. While Aditya Pancholi also had a prominent role in the film, Salman himself sang the title song of the song ‘Main hoon hero tera’ while another version was sung by Armaan Malik. However, the film couldn’t do well and the new lad is yet to come up with another project.

Athiya Shett

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 Salman Khan and Suniel Shetty have been old friends though the latter has now moved over films. Salman, who is still ruling the roost, launched Suniel’s daughter Athiya Shetty in his home production ‘Hero’ which also marked the debut of Aditya Pancholi’s son Sooraj Pancholi. What better launch-pad could Athiya get than Salman’s own film! The newcomer went on to star opposite Arjun Kapoor in ‘Mubarakan’ which was a success at the box-office.

Zareen Khan

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Zareen Khan, the actress who is back with her new film ‘Aksar 2’ also starring Gautam Rode, made her debut opposite Salman Khan in the 2010 film ‘Veer’. Salman launched Zareen as the princess in the royal film which proved that there couldn’t be a better start for the newcomer than ‘Veer’. The actress also went on to do an item song ‘Character dheela’ in Salman’s next film ‘Ready’ and will now be seen in a racy avatar in the suspense thriller ‘Aksar 2’.

Daisy Shah

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Daisy Shah was a co-dancer in the song ‘Lagan lagi’ in Salman Khan’s 2003 superhit film ‘Tere Naam’. She later went on to play his leading lady a decade later in the film ‘Jai Ho’. The actress has been part of several songs before she made her way down south to try her luck. The actress returned to Bollywood with ‘Hate Story’ in 2015 in which she played the lead opposite Karan Singh Grover and Sharman Joshi. Daisy is among Salman’s close friends and continues to be seen attending family functions and parties hosted by him.

Sneha Ullal

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Who can forget Sneha Ullal, the Aishwarya Rai Bachchan lookalike Salman Khan launched in the film ‘Lucky: No Time For Love’ opposite himself? The new face made many sit up and take notice of her striking resemblance with his ex-flame. The diva however could not get much luck in Bollywood thereafter and worked in quite a few Telugu movies down south. She was last seen in Hindi film ‘Bezubaan Ishq’ in 2015.

Bhoomika Chawla

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Bhoomika Chawla was a known name down south before Salman Khan launched her in Bollywood as his leading lady in the blockbuster film ‘Tere Naam’. The actress was last seen as Dhoni’s sister in Sushant Singh Rajput’s ‘M.S.Dhoni – The Untold Story’. Bhoomika has been majorly doing Telugu films on and off besides a few in Tamil and Kannada and is not often spotted in the spotlight. She is now married to a yoga guru and is the mother of a three-year-old son.