Aamir Khan’s Next Titled Salute – A Biopic On India’s 1st Astronaut Rakesh Sharma
The project will be jointly produced by Aamir, Screwvala and Siddharth Kapur.
By Koimoi.com Team -June 11, 2017
Superstar Aamir Khan has associated with producers Siddharth Roy Kapur and Ronnie Screwvala for Salute, a biopic on India’s first astronaut Rakesh Sharma. The project will be jointly produced by Aamir, Screwvala and Kapur under their banners AKP, RSVP and Roy Kapur Films respectively, read a statement from the film’s publicist.
Salute will be Aamir’s second biopic after the grand success of Dangal.
Aamir joins hands with Siddharth Roy Kapur, Screwvala
The biopic will be helmed by Mahesh Mathai. Aamir has worked with both the producers for films like Rang De Basanti, Delhi Belly, PK and DaIngal.
At the moment, Aamir is busy with Vijay Krishna Acharya’s Thugs of Hindostan, which also stars Amitabh Bachchan, Katrina Kaif and Fatima Sana Sheikh in lead roles. The film went on the floors in Malta earlier this month.
Aamir Khan’s first biopic Dangal has done wonders at the box office worldwide and is India’s highest grossing film.
Confirmed: Aamir Khan To Star In Astronaut Rakesh Sharma Biopic
Aamir Khan will also produce the film with Ronnie Screwvala and Siddharth Roy Kapur. The film, titled Salute, will be directed by Mahesh Mathai
All India | Written by Divya Goyal | Updated: June 10, 2017 12:40 IST
NEW DELHI: Yes, superstar Aamir Khan is all set to star in the biopic of India's first astronaut Rakesh Sharma, reports news agency IANS. A statement from the film's publicist also confirmed that Aamir will also produce the film with Ronnie Screwvala and Siddharth Roy Kapur. The film, titled Salute, will be Aamir Khan's second biopic after the insanely successful Dangal, which is recently toppled box office records in China (after a magnificent run in India). Aamir Khan is currently shooting for Thugs Of Hindostan in Malta with Amitabh Bachchan and Fatima Sana Shaikh. The Rakesh Sharma biopic will be directed by Mahesh Mathai.
Mahesh Mathai is a well-known ad filmmaker and has also made films like Bhopal Express and Broken Threads. Meanwhile, Aamir has previously collaborated with Ronnie Screwvala on Delhi Belly and Peepli Live. Aamir has worked with Siddharth Roy Kapur (when he headed UTV films) in films like Rang De Basanti and PK. However, Salute will be produced by Siddharth under his recently launched Roy Kapur Films.
Meanwhile, Aamir is working on his latest film, the aforementioned Thugs Of Hindostan which reunites him with his Dhoom: 3 director Vijay Krishna Acharya, and co-star Katrina Kaif. Thugs Of Hindostan is reportedly Yash Raj Films' new heist drama series.
Aamir Khan was last seen in 2016's Dangal in the role of Mahavir Singh Phogat. Fatima Sana Shaikh and Sanya Malhotra played his onscreen daughters Geeta and Babita Phogat. The film ruled the Indian box office till S S Rajamouli's Baahubali: The Conclusion released in April, this year.