Salute, a biopic on the late astronaut Rakesh Sharma and starring Shah Rukh Khan, has gone through more twists and turns than an Abbas-Mustan thriller. First, it was Aamir Khan who was offered the role but things didn’t materalize on the script and remuneration levels. Then came the news that Priyanka Chopra came on board but the moment she heard Aamir has been replaced by SRK, she exited from the film too. Later, Kareena Kapoor Khan’s name was confirmed as the leading lady but it seems she too may not be able to be a part of this sci-fi adventure.
If sources are to be believed, the actress who happens to be the final choice of the filmmakers is Bhumi Pednekar. The actress, who’s already gearing up for Sonchiriya and Takht, may be the heroine opposite King Khan. A source says, “The makers met Bhumi Pednekar a few days ago to discuss the script. They haven’t yet locked her but she is one of their choices. The screen time for the female lead won’t be much in the biopic, hence none of the bigger actresses are taking it up anyway.”
Hopefully, she should be the final choice for the film!
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