Earlier today, there was a report in After Hrs which stated that after Shah Rukh Khan’s exit from the Rakesh Sharma biopic, two actors are in contention to replace him. Reportedly, Kartik Aaryan and Vicky Kaushal are being considered to star in the biopic which is titled Saare Jahaan Se Achha. However,has exclusively learnt that it is not just the two actors from the Gen Y, who are in the race to bag the coveted role in the movie directed by Mahesh Mathai. A reliable source close to the development reveals to us that Rajkummar Rao is another name in consideration to play the astronaut.
In fact, the source adds, “Kartik is not really considered. The character demands a performer who can pull it off very well. Vicky Kaushal and Rajkummar Rao both have what it takes to play this character.” Apparently, it is Vicky and Rajkummar who fit the bills of the character and either of them will bag the role. However, it’ll be too early to put the bets on anyone.
Vicky is currently riding high on the success of his amazing performances in 2018 and that of Uri: The Surgical Strike which has clocked in Rs 100 crore. The lad has proved that he is very bankable. Meanwhile, Rajkummar Rao had a successful run at the box office with Stree being not only one of the most appreciated movies of 2018 but also the most profitable one.
Coming back to Saare Jahan Se Achha, makers of the movie, Ronnie Screwvala and Siddharth Roy Kapur, are still in the process of finalising and bringing the movie back on track after Shah Rukh backed out at the last moment. However, none of them have come out in open to announce SRK’s exit. In case, you are unaware, before King Khan, Aamir Khan walked out of the movie when it was earlier titled Salute due to unknown reasons. But now we are hoping the hunt for Rakesh Sharma finally comes to an end soon.