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Shahrukh Khan Agrees For Rakesh Sharma Biopic On Aamir Khan’s Reference

Shahrukh Khan will star as Astronaut Rakesh Sharma

A biopic movie on Astronaut Rakesh Sharma is in the making. The movie is titled as ‘Salute’ and it was Aamir Khan who was well thought-out to play Rakesh Sharma. But reportedly Aamir Khan didn’t suit in for the biopic and suggested Shahrukh Khan. SRK has replaced Aamir to play the main lead. The film will be produced by Sidharth Roy Kapoor and directed by Mahesh Mathai.

Rakesh Sharma joined the Indian Air Force in 1970 as a Test Pilot. Rakesh Sharma became first Indian to travel to space who flew aboard the Soyuz T-11 in 1984. He had spent 7 days 21 hours and 40 minutes in space.

Apparently Aamir Khan is busy shooting Thugs of Hindustan which is a massive movie produced under Yash Raj Films. The movie stars Aamir Khan, Amitabh Bachchan, Katrina Kaif and Fatima Sana Sheikh. Also Aamir is hectic with his dream project Mahabharat. He recommended Shahrukh Khan for the biopic and SRK agreed as it is going to be excellent film.

Currently SRK is busy shooting Anand L Rai Dwarf film starring him in the male lead and Katrina Kaif and Anushka Sharma in the female leads.