Did Aamir Khan walk out of Rakesh Sharma’s biopic for this shocking reason?
There were reports of Priyanka Chopra to be a part of a film based on the Indian astronaut, Rakesh Sharma. Well, while Priyanka’s existence in the film is still not confirmed, reportedly, Aamir Khan has walked out of the same project, which is tentatively called, ‘Salute’. Reportedly, Aamir Khan is not doing Rakesh Sharma’s biopic.
As per media reports, the superstar has backed out of the project citing creative differences. A source told DNA, “There were some points of disagreement between him and the creative team.”
In the other news, Aamir has backed out of the script because of script concerns. Pinkvilla quoted the source saying, “When Siddharth Roy Kapur launched his own production house, one project that he had announced, was based on the life of astronaut Rakesh Sharma and the shooting was to go on the floors only after Thugs Of Hindostan was complete. It was a 2018 release. Aamir was approached to play Rakesh Sharma, in a conversation started with Siddharth way back in 2016, but the star is not doing the film anymore.”
Further reads, “They were developing the script but Aamir did not like the way it finally shaped up. Everybody knows that his script sense is brilliant so in that form, so if he does not like a script there has to be something wrong with it. And while he’s very fond of Siddharth, Aamir is not someone who will do a film if he’s not 100 per cent convinced of it. He discussed this with the creative team and conveyed his decision to them. Siddharth understood Aamir’s reasons as he knows that’s how Aamir works.”
The biopic will be based on Rakesh Sharma’s life, who was the first Indian astronaut to go to the moon. Mahesh Mathai to direct the film. Meanwhile, reports also suggested that Ranveer Singh to be the part of the biopic.
It remains to see who steps into Aamir Khan’s shoes for the much-talked-about biopic.
Currently, Aamir Khan is shooting for his next Thugs Of Hindostan. The film also stars Amitabh Bachchan, Katrina Kaif and Fatima Sana Shaikh.