Mumbai: Actress Priyanka Chopra says she was approached for the Rakesh Sharma biopic starring Aamir Khan. The 35-year-old actor also confirmed that Aamir Khan is no longer a part of the project, which is based on the life of the first Indian to travel to space.
While speaking at the Red Carpet of 2017 Zee Cine Awards, she said that she did see two or three scripts of Bollywood movies and when mediapersons asked about the Rakesh Sharma’s biopic, she said that it was one of the scripts that she had finalised and they were supposed to begin filming in 2019.
There were reports that Aamir has quit the Mahesh Mathai directorial and Shah Rukh Khan has replaced him. While the film’s makers are mum about it, Priyanka, who has long been rumoured to be playing Sharma’s wife in the biopic, said Aamir is not attached to film any more.
“I have finalised two-three scripts. Now, I am left to make announcements. Yes, Rakesh Sharma biopic was one of the scripts I read. I was approached for the film when Aamir was a part of it. We weren’t supposed to do it next year, it was for 2019. But as of now, I don’t know anything else about the movie,” noted the ‘Bajirao Mastani’ star.
Asked if Shah Rukh is stepping in for Aamir, the “Quantico” star replied, “I don’t know. I haven’t got any confirmations. I haven’t spoken to Sid (producer Siddharth Roy Kapur) or Mahesh sir. As soon as I know, I will see.”