Superstar Salman Khan, who is currently shooting for his next film Bharat, has roped in newcomer Pranutan, the granddaughter of veteran yesteryear actress Nutan, to star as the female lead in his upcoming production venture.

The untitled film, to be made under the banner of Salman Khan Films, will also mark the acting debut of Zaheer Iqbal, who is the son of one of Khan’s friends. Both the actors will start shooting for the movie in Kashmir later this month.

Pranutan is the daughter of actor Mohnish Bahl who happens to be a close friend and co-star of Salman Khan. Talking about the new girl, Khan said, “Pranutan has a great legacy. I can assure you that she will make everyone proud.”

The actress is on cloud nine after bagging the lead role in Khan’s movie. Expressing her happiness, she said, “When I got to know about this film and heard the script, I knew this would be a dream debut for me. Films were always my calling.”

Set to be released next year, the yet-to-be-titled movie will be directed by Nitin Kakkar. It is jointly bankrolled by Salman Khan, Murad Khetani and Ashwin Varde.