The much talked about biopic of Wing commander Rakesh Sharma has been in news for as long as two years. This film was announced with Aamir Khan in the titular role in 2018, but the actor dropped out subsequently because of his dream project ‘Mahabharat’.
This film later went on to the other Khan, Shah Rukh Khan. Who reportedly had even started his prep for the Rakesh Sharma Biopic. While there were reports about the film going on floors in February 2019, three months earlier than the schedule, there came a twist in the tale. Shah Rukh Khan dropped out of the film as he was not sure about doing another film which would send him to space after the debacle of ‘Fan’.
This ambitious Rakesh Sharma biopic titled, ‘Saare Jahaan Se Acchha’ then went on to many actors like Salman Khan, Ranbir Kapoor, Vicky Kaushal and also late actor Sushant Singh Rajput, but nothing ever materialised. Now, according to the reports in Mumbai Mirror, we have learnt that there is finally another actor on board and that is non-other than Farhan Akhtar.
A source close to the film revealed, “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. Then work on the timeline of the shoot.”
The source also added that both Rakesh Sharma and Farhan Akhtar have shocking resemblance in terms of height and body structure too.
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