It was in 2017 when for the first time we heard about the biopic on astronaut Rakesh Sharma. Aamir Khan was offered the role and Priyanka Chopra was supposed to star opposite Mr Perfectionist in the film. However, then Aamir passed on the movie to Shah Rukh Khan. The Zero actor was going to start the shooting of the film this year but looks like things didn't go as planned. Reportedly, Shah Rukh Khan too has opted out of the film and then it was said that Vicky Kaushal might be replacing King Khan in the movie which was tentatively titled as Saare Jahan Se Achcha.
On Friday, the trailer of Sonchiriya starring Sushant Singh Rajput and Bhumi Pednekar was launched. The film is produced by Ronnie Screwvala who is also producing Saare Jahan Se Achcha. At the event when Ronnie was asked if Vicky has replaced Shah Rukh Khan in the film, he said, "At the moment we are not talking about it." He clearly opted to not comment anything on it. This makes us wonder if Saare Jahan Se Achcha has been put on a back burner post Shah Rukh Khan's exit. The project surely seems to be jinxed as it was offered to two superstars who opted to not star in it and has been in the pipeline for around two years, but it is yet to go on floors.
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Apart from Vicky Kaushal, there were reports that the makers are also considering Kartik Aayran, Rajkummar Rao and Sushant Singh Rajput. Kartik and Rajkummar have denied the reports of the film being offered to them.