Actress Fatima Sana Shaikh, who has worked with superstar Aamir Khan in two films, is likely to share the screen space with Shah Rukh Khan in Salute. If a report is to be believed, the makers are impressed with Fatima’s performance and are considering her for the role. However, nothing official has been said on the same. It is being said that the film will go on floors in February. Interestingly, a couple of days back, the actress confessed her love for SRK.
According to a report in Bollywood Hungama, “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.”
Earlier, Fatima stated that she feels nervous around SRK and is also dying to work with him. If this happens then it will be interesting to see how this fresh pair looks on the silver screen.
Salute is the biopic of Rakesh Sharma, the first Indian to travel into space. Directed by Anurag Basu, the project will be bankrolled by Ronnie Screwvala and Siddharth Roy Kapur.
On a related note, Fatima made her Bollywood debut with Aamir’s Dangal. The movie broke many box office records and the lady was also praised for her performance. She was lately seen in Thugs of Hindostan. The film featured Aamir, Amitabh Bachchan and Katrina Kaif in crucial roles. Despite big stars, the movie couldn’t do wonders at the ticket window. SRK, on the other hand, was seen playing the role of a dwarf in Zero. The film starred Katrina and Anushka Sharma with him. People had high expectations but it didn’t fare well at the box office.