Recent rumours suggesting that Shah Rukh Khan has stepped away from astronaut Rakesh Sharma’s biopic to ensure availability for ‘Don 3’ have created some trouble for Farhan Akhtar.
“The first part of this story is true. Shah Rukh Khan has indeed opted out of the Rakesh Sharma biopic ‘Saare Jahaan Se Achcha’ and the producer (Siddharth Roy Kapur) is now looking at an actor in the 20s or 30s since Rakesh Sharma was in his 30s when he flew to the moon. But, the second part of the story that Shah Rukh is doing ‘Don 3’ with Farhan Akhtar is completely false. It is a concoction from some bored internet writer’s desk that has strained relations between Farhan and Shah Rukh,” a source told Asian Age, revealing that, “They are old friends and this story has created a wall of awkwardness between them. All Farhan needs to do is issue a statement saying he has no plans of making ‘Don 3’ but if he does that, it may not be liked by Shah Rukh. So, the situation is messed up.”
Aamir Khan had reportedly also opted out of ‘Saare Jahaan Se Achcha’ to make time for ‘Mahabharat’.