Days after co-producer of Rakesh Sharma biopic Ronnie Screwvala confirmed that Shah Rukh Khan will be playing the lead in the film, Aamir Khan in an interview to news agency PTI uncovered that it was he who had at first recommended SRK to hear the “fantastic” script of the motion picture and do the film. Aamir said that he was so “fascinated” by the content of Rakesh Sharma biopic (likely titled Saare Jahaan Se Achcha) that he called up Shah Rukh and stated: “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,” PTI quoted Aamir Khan as saying.
Aamir Khan was earlier casted as the lead of the biopic however he later retreated from the project. It was reported that Aamir wanted to give his time to his dream project Mahabharat, therefore he preferred to back out . “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.
A week ago, the producers of Rakesh Sharma biopic affirmed that Shah Rukh Khan has given his nod for the film. Ronnie Screwvala in an interview to news agency IANS stated: “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 will be helmed by Mahesh Mathai, who is an outstanding ad filmmaker and has additionally made movies like Bhopal Express and Broken Threads. As indicated by reports, Bhumi Pednekar has been signed opposite Shah Rukh for the biopic but an affirmation from the makers is yet to arrive.
In the mean time, Aamir Khan is at present gearing for the arrival of Thugs Of Hindostan, which features a stellar cast including Amitabh Bachchan, Katrina Kaif and Fatima Sana Shaikh. The film will hit the screens on November 8.
(With contributions from PTI)