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Source : https://www.thequint.com/entertainment/bollywood/shah-rukh-khan-replaces-aamir-in-rakesh-sharma-biopic

It’s confirmed. Not Aamir Khan but Shah Rukh Khan will play astronaut Rakesh Sharma in the biopic Salute produced by Sidharth Roy Kapur and directed by Mahesh Mathai.

And the transition is, according to very reliable sources, “very smooth, stress-free and amicable”. Apparently Aamir personally met Shah Rukh Khan to tell him that the role is worth Shah Rukh’s while.

“So the first question Shah Rukh would’ve asked Aamir is, if it’s such a great role, why are you not doing it yourself? Before that Aamir explained to Shah Rukh that he, Aamir intended to devote at least ten years of his life to a very dear project, presumably the Mahabharat, and has therefore stopped accepting any other assignments. Aamir strongly recommended the Rakesh Sharma  biopic to Shah Rukh as a script worth walking that extra mile for .”

After deep discussions and long meetings with Siddharth Roy Kapur, Shah Rukh has been signed to play Rakesh Sharma.

Sources totally discard the other names thrown around for the part. “It was mentioned that Ranbir Kapoor and Ranveer Singh were approached and that they turned down the role. Not true at all. The role went straight from Aamir to Shah Rukh.”

Interestingly Salute is not Shah Rukh’s first brush with outer space and astronomy. He had played a NASA engineer in Ashutosh Gowariker’s Swades. Little did he know that he would return to that milieu.

Salute to that.

Source Link: https://www.thequint.com/entertainment/bollywood/shah-rukh-khan-replaces-aamir-in-rakesh-sharma-biopic
asked in Movie Discussions by Camera Operator (9.4k points)
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unless the movie budget is over 250cr for just production.... this will not hold well for audience...

reason is simple....

these movies cater to high end multiplexes..... and those people are used to watching gravitys and interstellers of the world.....
if your movie doesn't look good.... enough with its special effects.... they will not like it... because their bar is set very high....

its not a masala or commercial movie which will cater to masses.

and even if this movie is given 250cr production budget with srk .... it'll still falter to get audience....becasued srk's fan following .... is not too strong in multiplexes..... outside srk universe and few other fan clubs... which is why ... it'll be a bad idea

answered by Star (148k points)

You said it. 250cr budget will kill the movie.

Hope it is one of those critics friendly film to gain positivity around Srk starrer by winning few awards.

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Let's wait for an official confirmation..!!

answered by Mega Star (202k points)

Wondering why aren't you excited? Officially announced or not! Don't think it would be different even after the announcement which you're asking.


Because i'm wondering will it be commercial enough or will it be another Fan, JHMS, DZ type limited appeal movie??


If Aamir had done it then I would've said commercially viable. With no Aamir, the possibility of commercial film just got way lower. That's coz I doubt whether director has calibre to do justice to Srk's talent or fall for his persona by trying to implement all those stuff he first wrote for Aamir & pull off an Akshay out of Srk.


That's exactly why I'm not that much excited..!!

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A role which Aamir had liked.....this is what shahrukh needs. I am excited for this one, sounds official. So 2019 could be it then

answered by Producer (106k points)

History says the opposite. i.e. 3 Idiots.

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i dont think hes the man... maybe during 2000s but not now.. just maybe... hes been making non-swades like movies for a decade now

answered by Location Manager (6.5k points)
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I want Operation Khukri or Don 3 more than that.

Anyway, I again won't believe anything until SRK confirms it himself.

answered by Unit Manager (36.1k points)
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If it's true we will see different roles from SRK... boxoffice success is need of an hour for Srk

answered by Second Unit Director (73.6k points)
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Movie won't be that commercial at all coz of its subject so not interested in limited subject movie he should do Don3 instead

answered by Production Accountant (22.5k points)
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SRK should do this movie.

answered by Production Accountant (20.3k points)