The mystery around the tentative biopic on astronaut Rakesh Sharma’s life seems to get more confusing by the day. While Aamir Khan was the first choice to star in the film, once he opted out, Shah Rukh Khan came on-board to play the legendary astronaut.
The film’s title changed from ‘Salute‘ to ‘Saare Jahaan Se Achcha‘. Then, earlier this month reports emerged that Shah Rukh had stepped down from the role as well. Writer Anjum Rajabali had refuted the reports, but rumours of other actors being approached to play the leading role kept surfacing.
Names like Vicky Kaushal, Rajkummar Rao and more recently, Kartik Aaryan was rumoured to be a prospective replacement for SRK. Kartik’s spokesperson set the record straight by saying that there is no truth to the rumours. The spokesperson’s statement read, “We just came across this bit of news that is doing the rounds that Kartik Aaryan has been approached for a space film. However, we’d like to clarify that there is no truth to this news whatsoever.“