One of the most ambitious films of this year is the biopic on Indian astronaut, Rakesh Sharma. Tentatively titled as Salute (or Saare Jahan Se Achha), the film has Shah Rukh Khan in the lead role, however, there is still no sign of the female lead. Now, according to the recent reports in Bollywood Hungama, the filmmakers are considering Thugs of Hindostan actress, Fatima Sana Shaikh for them as one of the leads. Shah Rukh Khan To Start Shooting For Rakesh Sharma Biopic Earlier Than Scheduled and The Reason is Legit.
The 26-year-old actress was first seen in Aamir Khan's critically acclaimed, blockbuster, Dangal. Later on, she went ahead and did another film with him which was TOH. Despite a heavy star cast, this flick could not manage to impress the fans even the slightest.
However, knowing her acting prowess, the makers of are deciding to rope her in this space drama. Earlier, she had expressed her desire to work with King Khan and how she is 'dying' to work with him. She earlier told the same entertainment portal, “It was the first time I got to know he had a wife while working on One 2 Ka 4. I cried a lot. My heart broke and I wondered ‘How come he has a wife?’ For you, first love is first love. I don’t care whatever it may be. I want to romance Shah Rukh Khan.” Did You Know Aamir Khan Asked Shah Rukh Khan to Step Into His Shoes for Rakesh Sharma Biopic, Salute?.
Well, we guess her childhood dream might come true if the makers take their consideration to the next level. The Mahesh Matahi directorial is scheduled to go on the floors, this February and SRK has already started prepping up for the same. How do you find SRK-Fatima's pair for the film?