Post Zero, Shah Rukh Khan was supposed to start work on Saare Jahaan Se Accha. The film was set to showcase the journey of Air Force pilot turned astronaut Rakesh Sharma. However, Shah Rukh is no longer part of the film.
Though the exact reason for Shah Rukh Khan stepping down from the project is currently unknown, our sources have claimed that King Khan is no longer keen on being a part of Saare Jahaan Se Accha.
“Shah Rukh recently met with the makers of the film and they have decided to amicably part ways. After Zero’s performance, Shah Rukh seems to be reconsidering his projects and way forward,” said the source.
Rakesh Sharma biopic which was being directed by Mahesh Mathai was going to be produced by Shah Rukh himself along with Siddharth Roy Kapur. The lead role was initially offered to Aamir Khan but due to work commitments, he recommended it to Shah Rukh. According to earlier reports, Priyanka Chopra had been roped in to play the female lead in the film too, however, no official news had been disclosed by either of the producers or the actors.
As of now, there has been no official statement that has been issued regarding the Shah Rukh Khan’s exit but of what we know, it’s very certain that the Baadshah of Bollywood is no longer doing the film.
It’s interesting to know that Aamir Khan chose Mahabharat over Saare Jahan Se Accha and now Shah Rukh is apparently going to take on Don 3.
All said and done, it will be interesting to see who will eventually be coming on board for this space drama. Now that Shah Rukh Khan has exited the project, it is also to be seen which project will catch the attention of this superstar, who is yet to announce his next film.