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I don't feel competitive with Shah Rukh and Salman, says Aamir Khan

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Earlier Aamir Khan was supposed to do Rakesh Sharma biopic, however, now Shah Rukh Khan will feature in the lead role.

India TV Entertainment Desk India TV Entertainment Desk
New Delhi Updated on: November 05, 2018 18:16 IST
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Aamir Khan, Shah Rukh Khan and Gauri Khan

Aamir Khan in an interview revealed that he suggested Shah Rukh Khan to take up the biopic on astronaut Rakesh Sharma.  The superstar, who will next be seen in Thugs of Hindostan, believe that actors should suggest each other's name for projects.

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 for 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 here. 

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Mahesh Mathai will direct the film whereas the script has been written by Anjum Rajabali. The film will be produced by Siddharth Roy Kapur and Ronnie Screwvala under their banners Roy Kapur Films and RSVP Films, respectively. There were reports that Bhumi Pednekar has been signed opposite Shah Rukh in the film, but Screwvala recently told PTI that an official announcement on casting will be made soon. The makers will start work on the biopic early next year. 

Recently, Shah Rukh revealed Salman Khan suggested his name for Zero. The film was initially offered to Salman. 

And Aamir believes this is how things should work in the film industry where actors suggest each other's name for respective projects. "... I am certainly not competitive and I have not felt that with Shah Rukh and Salman," he added. 

Aamir's next Thugs of Hindostan, in which he stars along with Amitabh Bachchan, Katrina Kaif and Fatima Sana Sheikh is slated to release on November 8.

(With PTI inputs)

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