Shah Rukh Khan is all set to play astronaut Rakesh Sharma in his next movie, according to Deccan Chronicle. The movie will be a biopic on Rakesh Sharma and it is titled ‘Salute’. According to reports Aamir Khan backed out and made way for Shah Rukh Khan and shooting will start from September. Shah Rukh Khan is busy with his upcoming movie ‘Zero’, and the movie also stars Katrina Kaif and Anushka Sharma in lead. The trio were last seen in ‘Jab Tak Hai Jaan’ which was directed by late Yash Chopra.
Talking about Salute, Shah Rukh Khan was approached many times by Ronnie Screwvala and Siddharth Roy Kapur after Aamir Khan backed out, and finally Shah Rukh gave his nod to the movie this month. “Zero is a film which will require a lot of VFX. Shah Rukh will wrap up Zero by April. He will perhaps begin the shoot of Salute by September and will shoot for close to two to three months and wrap its first schedule. The next schedule of ‘Salute’ will begin from Jan 2019,” Deccan Chronicle quoted a source.
The movie Salute will be directed by Mahesh Mathai, even Priyanka Chopra was locked as female lead in the movie, but after Aamir Khan backing out Priyanka also confirmed that she is not the part of the project anymore. According to Deccan Chronicle the reason for Priyanka backing out is Shah Rukh Khan, because they no longer work together.