Film Saare Jahaan Se Achcha is being made on the living legend Rakesh Sharma. As per history, Rakesh Sharma was the first Indian national to enter space on April 2, 1984, when the astronaut flew aboard the Soviet rocket Soyuz T-11. Firstly, Aamir Khan was approached for the film but due to creative differences, the actor backed out. But, Aamir did suggest Shah Rukh Khan as his replacement. When it comes to the female lead, names like Priyanka Chopra and Bhumi Pednekar have popped up but no official confirmation has been made.
The Rakesh Sharma biopic was initially titled Salute but now has been tentatively changed to Saare Jahaan Se Achcha. In a media chat, producer Ronnie Screwvala finally disclosed when Shah Rukh will begin shooting for Saare Jahaan Se Achcha. “We are doing that film with Shah Rukh Khan. We should begin it by February or March next year, but we haven’t announced the female lead yet,” Ronnie revealed to a media source.
SRK to start shooting for the Rakesh Sharma biopic in 2019!