Aamir suggested Shah Rukh to take up Rakesh Sharma biopic
Mumbai: Aamir Khan said that he suggested Shah Rukh Khan's name for the biopic on astronaut Rakesh Sharma as he thought his contemporary would be an apt choice for the project.
Reportedly titled Saare Jahaan Se Achcha, the film was first offered to Aamir and Priyanka Chopra. It was Priyanka who had confirmed Aamir's name for the biopic earlier. When asked the reason of giving up the project, Aamir said he had his reasons.
"It is a great script. I loved the script and the story of Mr Sharma is fascinating. It is true that I called up Shah (Shah Rukh). I said, 'Shah you should hear the script, it is fantastic. It will be right for you, if you like it'.
"I am glad he liked the script and he is doing it," he said in an interview. Mahesh Mathai will direct the film.