It was reported that Aamir Khan is likely to be paired opposite Priyanka Chopra for astronaut Rakesh Sharma’s biopic which is named as Salute. The movie is directed by Mahesh Mathai. As per the reports, Priyanka was supposedly to essay the role of Aamir Khan’s wife in the movie, however, Priyanka and Aamir will not share the screen space together in the film.
According to the reports in a leading Indian daily, Aamir has walked out of Salute because of the differences between him and the creative team.
Aamir Khan was supposedly to start the shooting of the film after the schedule of Thugs of Hindostan and that the film was scheduled to release on Independence Day in 2018.
Previously, in an interview with a leading Indian entertainment portal, Priyanka Chopra’s mother Madhu Chopra denied the rumours of her daughter doing the film with Aamir Khan. She said, “I am the last person to know about it. Rumours mat phailaao yaar! (Don’t spread rumours). This has not reached my ears.”
Meanwhile, Priyanka was asked by a leading entertainment portal to divulge details about her next Bollywood project, to which Priyanka said, “Yes, I am, as soon as I put pen to paper. I’m not someone who’s into like ‘yeh main kar rahi hoon. Yeh announcement karo‘. I believe in starting the film and when there is…it’s come to a place where you can talk about it, then people should see what I’m talking about because otherwise, there are so many speculations. I believe I’ve signed some 20 films, so far. I mean, I’m in conversation with every film that’s being made at the moment. And, I am in conversation with a few people. But, that doesn’t make a film and that definitely does not make news. Trolling and speculative movie announcements are two things that really need to get out of entertainment news. Then there will be so much more to talk about. When did trolling become news? How can someone’s opinion on Twitter become front page headlines? That’s another one…that’s a pet peeve of mine.”