Recently, there have been reports of Aamir Khan exiting the astronaut Rakesh Sharma’s biopic, Salute, was doing the rounds and had got us excited till fresh reports of him walking out of the biopic made headlines. And now as if to uplift our moods, there are emerging reports that Shah Rukh Khan has been approached to play the role of the first Indian astronaut to go to space in the biopic. Well, we’re certain that this piece of information will not only uplift your dampened moods but will also make your day as it will in all probability feature your favourite on screen couple Shah Rukh Khan and Priyanka Chopra on screen after a long time. Priyanka is to play the role of Rakesh Sharma‘s wife in the film.
It is being produced by Siddharth Roy Kapur and being directed by Mahesh Mathai. Earlier titled Saare Jahan Se Achcha, as a tribute to Rakesh Sharma’s famous line which he spoke while describing India from space, it was later retitled Salute. Rakesh Sharma was the first Indian to fly into space.
According to a report in DNA, another big name is being finalised for the film. Though names like Ranbir Kapoor and Ranveer Singh are doing the rounds, trade circles say that it might be Shah Rukh Khan, who will play the astronaut in the film.
If the reports turn out to be true, Shah Rukh will be seen opposite Priyanka Chopra as she is most likely to play the female lead in the film.
About Aamir’s exit, earlier a Bollywood insider said, “When Siddharth Roy Kapur launched his own production house, one project that he had announced, was based on the life of astronaut Rakesh Sharma and the shooting was to go on the floors only after Thugs Of Hindostan was complete. It was a 2018 release. Aamir was approached to play Rakesh Sharma, in a conversation started with Siddharth way back in 2016, but the star is not doing the film anymore. They were developing the script but Aamir did not like the way it finally shaped up. Everybody knows that his script sense is brilliant so in that form, so if he does not like a script there has to be something wrong with it. And while he’s very fond of Siddharth, Aamir is not someone who will do a film if he’s not 100 percent convinced of it. He discussed this with the creative team and conveyed his decision to them. Siddharth understood Aamir’s reasons as he knows that’s how the Aamir works.”
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