Not just Vicky Kaushal, makers are considering Rajkummar Rao to replace Shah Rukh Khan in biopic?

WION Web Team
New Delhi, Delhi, India Updated: Jan 29, 2019, 04:27 PM(IST)

Shah Rukh Khan, Vicky Kaushal and Rajkummar Rao. Photograph:( Reuters )

Story highlights

The film will be based on the life of Indian astronaut Rakesh Sharma who is the country's first man in space. 

As news of Shah Rukh Khan dropping from Rakesh Sharma biopic titled ‘Saare Jahaan Se Accha’ gains momentum, reports suggest that the makers are now looking for a replacement for the lead role. While many suggest that the makers have decided for Vicky Kaushal, it is also being said that the makers are also considering ‘Newton’ actor Rajkummar Rao for the part.

According to a source quoted by a website, "The character demands a performer who can pull it off very well. Vicky Kaushal and Rajkummar Rao both have what it takes to play this character."

The film will be based on the life of Indian astronaut Rakesh Sharma who is the country's first man in space. 

Also, Shah Rukh dropping from the project is doing the rounds ever since his last film ‘Zero’ bombed at the box office. Shah Rukh, reportedly, wants to be extra cautious while choosing his next film. 

Meanwhile, when Aamir was asked if Shah Rukh had indeed left the project, he said that we should wait for him to make the announcement himself. Aamir was the first choice for the film but he passed it and suggested Shah Rukh's name for it. 

Read in App