After weeks of rumours about his association with the Rakesh Sharma biopic, ‘Sare Jahaan Se Achcha’, it has now been reported that Vicky Kaushal will not be taking on the project.
The film, which initially was to star Shah Rukh Khan, is no longer going to the superstar, so he can focus on ‘Don 3’ reportedly.
A source told The Asian Age, “In an effort to be the first to break news, entertainment portals are clearly jumping the gun. Since Vicky Kaushal is the right fit for the role in terms of age and talent, bold headlines declaring him as a replacement for Shah Rukh Khan may be good publicity for the news-hungry portals as well as the rising actor but sadly it’s not the truth.”
Another source added, “There might have been some hesitation in playing an astronaut after Zero flopped (he had astronaut’s part in Zero). But the opportunity to play Rakesh Sharma is tempting enough to let go. So yes, though Shah Rukh is out of Sare Jahan Se Achcha, he may reconsider his decision.”