BizAsiaLive.com reported a short while ago that Aamir Khan has opted out of the upcoming biopic, ‘Salute’, on astronaut Rakesh Sharma and Shah Rukh Khan could be his replacement. The latest buzz suggests that Khan has indeed been signed for the film.
Deccan Chronicle reports that Shah Rukh and producer Siddharth Roy Kapur had been having discussions after Aamir had strongly recommended to the former that he should take up the project. “Aamir strongly recommended the Rakesh Sharma biopic to Shah Rukh as a script worth walking that extra mile for. More so, since Aamir intends to devote a substantial period of his time to a very dear project of his, presumably the Mahabharat, and has stopped accepting any other assignments currently,” said a source.
What makes this news even more interesting is that Priyanka Chopra has been rumoured to be a part of the film too. With Chopra and Shah Rukh’s colourful history, it remains to be seen whether the duo really do end up sharing screen space once again.