Shah Rukh Khan’s Salute set to roll in September

Superstar Shah Rukh Khan, who is currently busy wrapping up his next Zero, has not confirmed any new project. However, speculations have been rife of late that he has signed Siddharth Roy Kapur’s much-talked-about space odyssey film Salute, which is a biopic on Indian military pilot and cosmonaut, Rakesh Sharma, also known for being the first Indian citizen in space.

According to reports, SRK will wrap up Aanand L Rai’s Zero in the next couple of weeks. After taking a short break, he will commence work on the Rakesh Sharma biopic in the month of September. He will take a month-long break in December to promote Zero, which hits the silver screen on 21st December, and resume shoot in January.

“Shah Rukh will begin prep for the film in September and will shoot for two months straight until November-end. He will resume shooting in January. The film is expected to release in 2019 and the makers are presently finalising the leading lady.”

Though the project has not been officially announced, sources confirm SRK headlining it. Actress Kareena Kapoor Khan’s name is doing the rounds for the female part. But the makers are yet to lock the final casting for the female lead.

Salute will be helmed by ad filmmaker Mahesh Mathai.