Salute, a biopic of astronaut Rakesh Sharma was to begin in 2018 with Aamir Khan as the hero. However, the star has decided to opt out of the movie. He has cited a greater personal commitment to a franchise to back out of Salute.
The good news for the producers though is that Aamir Khan has asked Shah Rukh Khan to take up the project. King Khan seems to have given his nod to the film as well. Mahesh Mathai directs the biopic which will be produced by Siddharth Roy Kapur on his newly floated banner. The movie is expected to start in second half of 2018. Shah Rukh Khan is currently busy with the untitled Dwarf film in Anand L Rai’s direction.