The actress Bhumi Pednekar might be seen alongside Shah Rukh Khan in Salute, the biopic on the astronaut Rakesh Sharma.
The biopic going to be made on the astronaut Rakesh Sharma, Salute has been in news for a long time now. Earlier, the actor Aamir Khan was supposed to star in the film. But after him walking out, it is Shah Rukh Khan who is going to play the lead role.
Also, a suspense has been made on the female lead of the film. While earlier names like Kareena Kapoor Khan and Priyanka Chopra had surfaced, later it was Vaani Kapoor who was rumoured to be roped in for the film.
However, now we hear that the makers are in talks with Bhumi Pednekar. A source told Bollywood Bubble, “The makers met Bhumi Pednekar a few days ago to discuss the script. They haven’t yet locked her but she is one of their choices. The screen time for the female lead won’t be much in the biopic, hence none of the bigger actresses are taking it up anyway.”
Talking about the professional front of the actors, Shah Rukh Khan is going to be seen in Aanand L Rai’s Zero. Slated to release on December 21, this year, the film also stars Katrina Kaif, Anushka Sharma and R Madhavan.
On the other hand, Bhumi Pednekar is going to be seen in the crime film Sonchiriya, directed by Abhishek Chaubey. It also stars Sushant Singh Rajput, Manoj Bajpayee, Ranvir Shorey and Ashutosh Rana. The film is slated to release on February 8, in the next year. The actress is also a part of the recently announced Karan Johar directorial Takht. The period drama has a huge star cast of Ranveer Singh, Alia Bhatt, Kareena Kapoor Khan, Janhvi Kapoor, Anil Kapoor and Vicky Kaushal.