Fatima Sana Shaikh to star opposite Shah Rukh Khan in ‘Salute’?

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Bollywood actress Fatima Sana Shaikh became a household name with her performance in ‘Dangal’. The film, which released in 2016 became a cult film and it catapulted Fatima into instant stardom. Unfortunately the young actress’ last project i.e. ‘Thugs of Hindostan’ didn’t live up to the expectations and fared very poorly at the box office.

Now, the ‘Dangal’ actress could star opposite Shah Rukh Khan in ‘Salute’. The much ambitious project is being produced by Ronnie Screwvala and Siddharth Roy Kapur. As per the report published in Bollywood Hungama, a source said, “The makers are still on a hunt for the leading lady. Fatima Sana Shaikh too is being considered for the role. They seem to be quite impressed with her performances and she is one of the leading contenders for it.” 

Fatima in the past has said that she admires the ‘Raees’ actor very much and would be over the moon if she stars alongside him in any project.

‘Salute’ will see Shah Rukh in the role of Rakesh Sharma, the Air Force officer turned astronaut, who was the first Indian to travel into space. The shooting for the said the project is likely to begin in February. The biopic based on an astronaut’s life will be a unique kind of experience.

SRK was last seen in Aanand L Rai’s ‘Zero’. The film received mixed reviews and did decent business at the box office. Shah Rukh Khan is always looking to improve and even at the age of 53 wants to get better at his craft.

It would be pretty exciting to see Shah Rukh Khan and Fatima on screen together for the first time! Don’t you guys agree?

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