Ever since the news of the biopic Salute on astronaut Rakesh Sharma was announced, the industry has been abuzz with developments related to the project. Shah Rukh Khan is slated to play the role of the astronaut who became the first and the only Indian man to travel in space. One of the biggest speculations about the project was that who would be playing the pivotal role of Sharma’s wife in the biopic.
Several names came up right from Kareena Kapoor Khan, Aishwarya Rai Bachchan, Anushka Sharma, Kangana Ranaut, Deepika Padukone, Katrina Kaif and Bhumi Pednekar. However, now as reported by a trade portal we hear that it is one of SRK’s favourite heroines, Rani Mukerji, who is being considered for the pivotal part.
The official announcement is yet to be made but it will be of interest to see SRK and Rani team up once again on the silver screen. The two have previously given blockbuster films like Kuch Kuch Hota Hai, Kabhi Alvida Na Kehna, Chalte Chalte, Paheli, Veer Zaara etc. The film was supposed to go on floors in October this year but will now start in 2019. Salute is directed by Mahesh Mathai and is produced by Siddharth Roy Kapur.