A much-awaited and long-pending biopic of the Wing commander and former Indian Air Force pilot Rakesh Sharma is slowly moving towards reality after Bhaag Milkha Bhaag actor Farhan Akhtar reportedly put on board to play the ambitious role of Rakesh Sharma.
The Rakesh Sharma biopic titled, 'Saare Jahaan Se Acchha' was first announced in 2018 with Amir Khan supposed to play the role of India's first-ever citizen to enter space. But he later dropped out of the film because of his dream project 'Mahabharat'.
After Amir Khan denied the film, Shah Rukh Khan replaced him to play the titular role before he too abandoned the project after his late 2018 release 'Zero' crashed at the box office. After SRK too didn't show any interest in the movie, it went on to many actors like Salman Khan, Vicky Kaushal, and late actor Sushant Singh Rajput but nothing worked.
And now, according to a report in Mumbai Mirror, the makers have approached Farhan Akhtar to play the lead role of Rakesh Sharma. While the talks are on, Farhan Akhtar supposed to start preparing for the film once he finished his current project.
Farhan Akhtar was last seen in the movie 'The Sky Is Pink' that was released on 11 October 2019. His upcoming film is 'Toofan' that is a sports drama film directed by Rakeysh Omprakash Mehra. Farhan will be seen playing a national-level boxer. The movie is scheduled to release on 18 September 2020.