Astronaut Rakesh Sharma’s biopic has been in the news from the past few years. Earlier Aamir Khan and Priyanka Chopra were supposed to star in the film, but later the former opted out of the movie, and the latter got busy with her projects internationally.
Well, then there were reports that Shah Rukh Khan will be seen as Rakesh Sharma in a film titled Saare Jahan Se Achcha. But soon, it was said that Vicky Kaushal has replaced SRK in the movie.
And now, the latest reports in Mumbai Mirror says that Farhan Akhtar has been roped in to star in the biopic. A source said, “After a lot of brainstorming, the team zeroed in on Farhan as he played athlete Milkha Singh to perfection in Bhaag Milkha Bhaag. Talks are on and after finishing his current commitments, he is expected to jump into the prep, which includes body transformation, physical training and understanding the nuances of an astronaut.”
“The script with the dialogue draft is locked. With the lead actor on board now, they will proceed towards getting together an ensemble cast and then work on the timeline of the shoot,” the source added.