Najeem Khan hails from Kabul, Afghanistan, got this role through the social media post online posted by the Bajrangi Bhaijaan team. The director must be the happiest man since after an exhaustive search for an younger version of Salman Khan that they found Najeem after they decided to post it online.
A source says, "Najeem Khan, an Afghan youth, saw the post online and contacted the team. Soon after, he was taken on board. Though he hails from Kabul, he has been working as a model-actor in Delhi for the last two years. In fact, he considers Salman as his idol."
Najeem Khan has already shot with Salman in Delhi and he says, "I got to know about the requirement through a social networking website and then auditioned for the role. I am thrilled to be a part of the film."
He says that he watches Salman and his expressions at the sets. Najeem says, "When I told him that he has inspired me to become an actor, he hugged me and asked me to work hard. "When I told him that he has inspired me to become an actor, he hugged me and asked me to work hard," he says.
Look at the stark similarities between the two and that makes a lot of sense for him to play an younger version of Salman in the film. Kabir Khan directed Bajrangi Bhaijaan starring Salman Khan and Kareena Kapoor is likely to release on Eid 2015.