Exclusive: Bhumi Pednekar to star opposite Shah Rukh Khan in Rakesh Sharma biopic, ‘Salute’


The Rakesh Sharma biopic is slowly taking shape. Anjum Rajabali who has written the film has done a fine job, it seems. The film will now revolve entirely about Sharma’s journey to the moon and how the underdog emerged victorious.

Along with the inspirational story, what will form a part of the biopic is his relationship with his wife. His family life will also make it to the plot and there were several rumours about who is doing the film. While Shah Rukh Khan gets into Rakesh Sharma’s shoes in the biopic, names like Kareena Kapoor Khan and Priyanka Chopra had been doing the rounds to be played Shah Rukh’s wife in the movie. But they turned out to be untrue. There was a report that suggested Vaani Kapoor too was being considered for the role.

But now, we hear it’s not Vaani but another YRF Heroine who’s being spoken to for the role.

Says a source, “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.

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