Saare Jahan Se Achcha is perhaps one of the most delayed projects Bollywood has seen in recent times. The makers have been planning to take the movie to the floor for more than two years now, but to no avail.
The producers had first approached Mr. Perfectionist Aamir Khan to play astronaut Rakesh Sharma in the biopic. However, the superstar could not take up the project due to his busy schedule and recommended Shah Rukh Khan’s name to the makers.
SRK was expected to start working on the film right after the release of Zero (2018). However, the Aanand L Rai-directorial bombed at the box-office and the superstar backed out of Saare Jahan Se Achcha at the last moment.
After Shah Rukh Khan’s exit from the much-talked-about project, several names were thrown around for the role of Rakesh Sharma, but the makers never went on to confirm any casting officially.
The latest we hear that after failing to get Vicky Kaushal onboard to play the lead part in the film, the makers have now set their eyes on Ranbir Kapoor.
Kapoor played Sanjay Dutt in his last release Sanju (2018) therefore he was a little apprehensive about doing another biopic so soon. “Ranbir loved the script. His only reservation is about entering the biopic space so soon after Sanju. But the producers have almost convinced him to play India’s most distinguished astronaut,” a source revealed.
Meanwhile, Ranbir is presently busy with his upcoming release Brahmastra, co-starring Alia Bhatt, Amitabh Bachchan and Mouni Roy.