The Badshah of Bollywood Shah Rukh Khan has been roped in for the biopic Rakesh Sharma which is co-produced by Rakesh Sharma. Talking about Rakesh Sharma, he is a former Indian pilot and is the only Indian citizen to travel in space. Now you might be thinking how come an actor like Shah Rukh Khan who is known for his romantic roles can say yes to a biopic. Today we will tell you the reason behind it.
It was not SRK who thought of doing this role. It was his close friend Aamir Khan who suggested SRK do the film and read the fantastic script. When Aamir heard the script he was fascinated by the script of Rakesh Sharma biopic that he titled ‘Saare Jahan Se Acha’ and soon he made a call to SRK and said "Shah you should hear the script, it is fantastic. It will be right for you if you like it". "It is a great script. I loved the script and the story of Mr Sharma is fascinating," news agency PTI quoted Aamir Khan as saying.
Previously it was Aamir Khan who was roped in as the lead of the biopic, however he decided to back out from the project because of few reasons. One of the reasons behind him walking out from such a great movie was that he wanted to devote his time to his dream project Mahabharat. "Aamir is not a part of the Salute, the tentative name for Rakesh Sharma biopic. He's not in it, either as an actor or as a co-producer," SpotboyE report earlier stated. "The superstar is indeed working on Mahabharat. In fact, the pre-production work on the franchise has already begun," the report further stated.
But now the final name for the lead role is out and it is none other than the megastar of Bollywood, Shah Rukh Khan. The makers of the biopic have confirmed that SRK will play the lead role. Ronnie Screwvala while giving an interview to a news agency, "We are doing that film with Shah Rukh Khan. We should begin it by February or March next year, but we haven't announced the female lead yet." The biopic is directed by Mahesh Mathai who has made films like Bhopal Express and Broken Threads. According to media reports, it is Bhumi Pednekar who has been signed opposite Shah Rukh Khan, however, there no such confirmation has been made till now by the makers of the movie. On the work front, Aamir Khan is busy with promotions of his upcoming movie Thugs Of Hindostan and on the other hand, Shah Rukh Khan is working on his upcoming movie Zero. The trailer of Zero was launched on SRK’s birthday and fans across the country loved the trailer.
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