A biopic on Rakesh Sharma is in the news from the past few years. Earlier, the makers of biopic approached Bollywood stars like Aamir Khan and Shahrukh Khan to play the titular role but nothing was finalized. Now according to the latest update, Farhan Akhtar has been roped in to play the titular role in the former Air force pilot turned astronaut Rakesh Sharma’ biopic. According to the latest report, the makers of the film have zeroed in on Farhan Akhtar as he seems to fit the bill right.
In 2018, Rakesh Sharma’ biopic was announced with Mr Perfectionist Aamir Khan in the lead but dropped out subsequently which paved the way for Bollywood Badshah Shah Rukh Khan. But even Shah Rukh Khan backed out of the project after the debacle of his last release ‘Zero’ which was also based on space. The biopic is Titled, Saare Jahan Se Accha, and the team is planning to shoot the film extensively in Russia.
Mahesh Mathai is on the board to helm this film which explores the journey of Rakesh Sharma as the first Indian to travel into space.
Meanwhile Farhan Akhtar was last seen in The Sky Is Pink in 2019 and his upcoming film is the boxing drama, Toofan.