BOLLYWOOD: Initially, Aamir Khan was supposed to star in the Rakesh Sharma biopic titled ‘Salute’. But, because of scripting concerns, the actor exited the project. Now, the latest buzz surrounding the project is that Shah Rukh Khan will be taking up the role. Reports state that the team also approached Ranbir Kapoor and Ranveer Singh for the role.
‘Salute’ is being produced by Siddharth Roy Kapur with Mahesh Mathai in the director’s chair. While there is no confirmation on the female lead, it is most likely that Priyanka Chopra will play the part.
Earlier, an insider shared that back in 2016, when Siddharth launched his own production house, he had approached Aamir for the role. The shooting was to go on the floors only after ‘Thugs Of Hindostan’ was complete.
But, Aamir did not like the final script and being the perfectionist that he is, the actor said no to the role. ‘Salute’ tells the story of Indian astronaut Rakesh Sharma who was the first Indian to fly into space. The project was previously titled ‘Saare Jahan Se Achcha’ which is how Rakesh described India from space.