Salman Khan’s brother-in-law Ayush Sharma has worked closely with Khan during the making of “Bajrangi Bhaijaan,” “Prem Ratan Dhan Payo,” “Sultan” and “Tubelight.” (photo provided)

MUMBAI—From top production houses to leading actress’ names being tossed around, there has been constant speculation about Aayush Sharma’s debut film. Putting rest to these rumors is the news that Sharma will be making his debut with Salman Khan Films.

The untitled film will be helmed by debutant Abhiraj Minawala, who was a former assistant of director Ali Abbas Zafar. Salman Khan met Minawala during the making of “Sultan,” one of the many films on which he has assisted under Yash Raj Films.

Sharma has been working hard to prep for his debut film for the past three years. He has worked closely with Khan during the making of “Bajrangi Bhaijaan,” “Prem Ratan Dhan Payo,” “Sultan” and “Tubelight.” Apart from learning acting on the sets, the debutant also underwent training in dance and action. Sharma has already started attending workshops.

Though the lead actress is yet to be finalized, both the actors will undergo a number of workshops before the film goes on floors in February. The movie is a love story based in Gujarat. Commenting on the same, Khan said, “Yes, we are producing Aayush’s debut film. Shooting will start in February, and we’ll release the film later in 2018.”

On Twitter, Aayush Sharma has thanked Karan Johar for his very encouraging tweet on the occasion: “The super talented and charming @aaysharma to be launched by @BeingSalmanKhan ....SOLID film! SUPER start! Welcome to the movies my friend!”

Sharma is married to Arpita, the only sibling of the Khan who has never been a producer as yet! Otherwise, Khan has made sure that Sohail Khan, Arbaaz Khan and Alvira Agnihotri have all officially produced his films besides himself!

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