Pranutan Bahl is making her acting debut with Nitin Kakkar’s Notebook. She is the granddaughter of the legendary actress Nutan and daughter of the well-known actor Mohnish Bahl. Notebook, set in Kashmir, is produced by Salman Khan.
“I feel nervous. There is a big responsibility on my shoulders. Salman sir, Papa and Daadi [grandma] are not just well-known actors but their personalities are also pure and beautiful,” Pranutan said on the sidelines of the special trailer preview of Notebook recently.
Talking about the advice her father gave her, Pranutan said, “He always tells me that I should be honest with my work. Don’t show any fakeness in front of the camera because it captures everything.”
The film stars another newcomer Zaheer Iqbal as the male lead.
Pranutan is happy with the care she receives from Salman Khan. “Salman sir always has his eyes on us and checks how are we doing and what’s up with us. He always advises us to be a good human being and work hard,” she said.
Khan has had a good on-screen rendezvous with Mohnish Bahl. They have starred together in successful Rajshri Productions films like Maine Pyar Kiya (1989), Hum Aapke Hain Koun..! (1994) and Hum Saath-Saath Hain (1999). The two were last seen together in Khan’s home production Jai Ho (2014).
The team of Notebook shot the film in Kashmir. The region has been in the news for the wrong reasons currently due to escalating tensions with Pakistan.
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But Pranutan said they did not face any problem whatsoever. “I am telling you the truth. We were in Srinagar for around two months. I didn’t feel even once that it’s a volatile place. Of course, I know there is tension. Unfortunately, that’s how it is. But the people over there are so lovely and warm,” she said.
Recalling the warmth she received from the locals, Pranutan added, “At times, when we used to shoot on the streets, people would ask us to come inside to have kahwa, tea or biryani. They used to cook for us. They used to even get food for us on the sets,” she said.