SRK opted out of Rakesh Sharma biopic due to ‘Zero’ failure?


With rumours continuing to do the rounds about Shah Rukh Khan’s exit from the Rakesh Sharma biopic ‘Saare Jahaan Se Achcha’, writer Anjum Rajabali has given his take on the superstar’s decision.

Talking at FICCI Frames, Rajabali said, “If you’re asking me, there was a problem with the script (of ‘Zero’). Himanshu (Sharma, the writer) is a very talented person but things go wrong sometimes. I don’t think he said no to ‘Saare Jahan Se Achcha’ because of the space (angle). I think he’s also pretty shaken up, he was banking a lot on that,”

He added, “This whole practice and culture of postmortem, of analysing what went wrong hasn’t really caught on. What happens then is, there are knee-jerk reactions rather than responses even from the makers. Oh, it (the failure) could be because of the space and hence we put two into two together. Oh it’s because the time wasn’t right, nobody wants to see a star in a disabled person’s role.’ It could also well be that there was a problem with the DNA of the script.”

Vicky Kaushal is said to be favourite to replace Khan in the space drama.

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