Actor Aamir Khan has broken his silence on the rumours of actor Shah Rukh Khan leaving the Rakesh Sharma biopic, titled Saare Jahan Se Achcha. Aamir was first approached to work on the film. However, after beginning his shoot for the film, he quit the film buy recommending SRK’s name instead. Now, the speculations are rife in the Bollywood’s grapevine that even SRK has stepped out of the film. However, Aamir thinks that one should wait for an official announcement before believing any news.
Aamir was interacting with the media earlier today, on January 27, when he was asked to comment on the rumours. As reported by Pinkvilla, Mr Perfectionist first expressed his discontent with the news and said: “Isn’t Shah Rukh Khan doing that film?”. When informed that there are strong rumours about SRK indeed not doing that film, Aamir said, “Those are only reports, let’s wait until he does not make an announcement about it.”
This means that there’s still a possibility of Shah Rukh working on Saare Jahan Se Achcha. Earlier, soon after the reports surfaced, producer Ronnie Screwvala made a cryptic tweet. Twitterati believed that the post was made in reference to SRK leaving the film. In his tweet a few days back, the producer wrote, “Most times the difference between Success and Failure is not a better Idea or ability but the courage to BET on the idea, PRE PLAN to perfection, take the calculated RISK and then STICK WITH IT.” (sic)
In fact, another report that’s currently been discussed in the media has it that actor Vicky Kaushal has been roped in for the biopic. However, nothing is confirmed yet. Earlier, while promoting Zero, SRK had thanked Aamir for recommending his name for the film. He was quoted saying, “I thank Aamir, who was to do the film for calling me and telling me about the role as it would suit me.”