After delivering hit after hit in the biopic genre, Bollywood seems to have found treasure in this format. Nothing speaks to the masses more than an extraordinary story of an ordinary person who once belonged to the crowd. ‘Mary Kom’, ‘Bhaag Milkha Bhaag’, and ‘Dangal’ touched those strings of the moviegoers which big budget, larger than life, movies couldn’t.
Aamir Khan is ready to reach for the moon with his next biopic on India’s first astronaut, Rakesh Sharma. The leading lady in the movie will be his ‘Dangal’ co-star, Fatima Sana Shaikh. The movie has been titled ‘Saare Jahan Se Aachcha’.
A source close to Fatima Sana Shaikh was quoted as saying,
Fatima has been finalized for Saare Jahan Se Achcha and she will essay the role of Aamir’s wife in the film. Aamir has asked Fatima to grow her hair back after Thugs and she will start prepping for her role soon after she completes the YRF film.
The movie was previously named ‘Salute’ but later it was changed to Rakesh Sharma’s reply to then Prime Minister, Indira Gandhi when asked to describe the country from space –“Saare Jahan Se Achcha”.
As we know, Mr. Perfectionist likes to drown himself in every project he takes up, this one too has ignited his detail-oriented side. According to a report on BollywoodLife, Aamir Khan will be producing the movie as well.
Aamir is not just acting in this film, he is also going to co-produce the movie under his banner (AKP). He (Aamir) has big plans in his mind for the movie and is taking keen interest in every aspect of this film including the casting.
Interestingly, he will be seen romancing Fatima Sana Shaikh who was his onscreen daughter in ‘Dangal’. Currently, both actors are busy shooting for YRF’s ‘Thugs of Hindostan’ starring Amitabh Bachchan.