Confirmed: Aamir Khan to play astronaut Rakesh Sharma in biopic

Aamir Khan is all set to essay the role of wrestler Mahavir Phogat in his upcoming film Dangal. And we hear that if things fall in place following huge role Aamir Khan can portray is that of India’s 1st astronaut Rakesh Sharma. Yes, we bet that fans of the actor are super thrilled to hear that one. Now, it is confirmed that Aamir Khan to play astronaut Rakesh Sharma in biopic. Bollywood is presently smitten by biopics and their stupendous success at the box office only makes them a lot of bankable. But Aamir is forever up for challenges thus we have a tendency to bet that it wasn’t the idea of playing it safe by doing a movie on real world personality however the idea of venturing it into space that isn’t explored by Bollywood-wallahs as yet.

Aamir Khan to play astronaut Rakesh Sharma in biopic

Aamir Khan to play astronaut Rakesh Sharma in biopic

Come to think of it, what would it mean to be within the shoes of first Indian to fly into space. It’s an uphill task to imagine Rakesh Sharma’s thoughts as he would have entered the space 34 years ago, his mind bubbling with a countless number of emotions. For one, to even feel a speck of his mind-space before crossing the stratosphere, would mean a vicarious space travel. And we ought to thank filmmakers to have chosen Aamir Khan to recreate this one rare incident of Indian history.

Aamir Khan to play astronaut Rakesh Sharma in biopic

Aamir Khan to play astronaut Rakesh Sharma in biopic

Who would you have imagined playing 1st Indian man in space if not Aamir? Amongst this crop of actors, Aamir Khan is the only man who will take this humongous challenge. Because he has given his record of consistency and risk-taking ability. The film is after all in safe hands.

According to a report published in Mumbai Mirror, Siddharth Roy Kapur has approached Aamir Khan for the film. “Sid had approached Aamir with the script of his last film and this time too he went straight to him. The 2018 film will be created under his newly-launched banner RK Films (Roy Kapur Films). Mahesh Mathai will direct this movie,” a source was quoted in the report.

Title of the movie: “Saare Jahaan Se Achha” or Any Other?

Aamir Khan to play astronaut Rakesh Sharma in biopic

Aamir Khan to play astronaut Rakesh Sharma in biopic

The film was initially rumoured to be titled ‘Saare Jahaan Se Achha’. This song’s title is the Sharma’s response to the then PM of India Indira Gandhi’s question, ” How India looked from outer space?”. The makers, however, have changed the title to ‘Salute’. As of now, there are no confirmations on the title of a biopic. However, the report suggests that the film is titled Salute. Hence the biopic will jointly be created by Siddharth Roy Kapur and Aamir. In 2018, the film is expected to release.

Aamir Khan to play astronaut Rakesh Sharma in biopic

Aamir Khan to play astronaut Rakesh Sharma in biopic

Roy Kapur and Aamir are however to confirm this news.

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