Ever since astronaut Rakesh Sharma’s biopic has been announced, fans have been eagerly waiting to witness who would star in it. The project was initially going to feature Aamir Khan but later the reports suggested that Shah Rukh Khan was going to essay the titular role. While there was no official announcement from the makers or the actor, hush-hush talks always got our attention on the same. Now, the makers have finally admitted that the Zero actor will be starring in this one.
Talking about the project to PTI, producer Ronnie Screwvala revealed that Shah Rukh will be starring in this one. Apart from that, Ronnie also revealed when the actor will begin shooting for the film.
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 news agency also reported that the film which was initially titled Salute will now be called Saare Jahaan Se Achcha. The reason for the same is because after the astronaut had returned, the then prime minister Indira Gandhi had asked him how did India look from the space and he had replied saying, “Saare jahaan se achcha, Hindustan humara.”
Now that the makers have confirmed that SRK will be starring in this one, we cannot wait for the film to go on floors.