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Bollywood's superstar Salman Khan is now exploring the Punjabi film industry. The actor will reportedly opt for a Hindi remake of a blockbuster hit Punjabi film, "Jatt and Juliet."

"Jatt and Juliet," released in 2012, featured Diljit Dosanjh, Neeru Bajwa, Rana Ranbir, Jaswinder Bhalla and BN Sharma in pivotal roles. Anurag Singh's directorial romantic comedy was a blockbuster hit and it went on to shatter several records.

Music director Himesh Reshammiya has acquired the rights of the Punjabi film "Jatt and Juliet." He apparently narrated the story to Salman who decide to make the film in Hindi. Salman will also launch his friend's son Zaheer in the Hindi remake of the Punjabi film.

"Himesh Reshammiya had the rights to the original and narrated the story to Salman who loved it and decided to make it in Hindi," Mumbai Mirror quoted a source as saying.

However, the Hindi remake will not be a direct remake. The Hindi version will borrow the basic premise, but will have a different storyline.

"Salman has been closely associated with the Hindi version, in particular the music score. He has already approved five-six songs," the source added.

Zaheer will join the list of other Bollywood starlets who were launched by the godfather Salman. The "Sultan" actor launched Sooraj Pancholi and Athiya Shetty in Nikhil Advani directorial "Hero" last year and before that he helped launch Katrina Kaif's sister Isabel Kaif. Salman has also helped Arjun Kapoor, Pulkit Samrat, Daisy Shah, Zarine Khan, Sneha Ullal and Sonakshi Sinha to start their career in Bollywood.