Aamir Khan: Happy that Shah Rukh is doing Saare Jahaan Se Achha

Nov 27, 2018, 08:36 IST | IANS

Aamir Khan was interacting with media at the grand finale of 2nd edition of Cinestaan India's Storyteller Script Contest 2018 along with writers Juhi Chaturvedi and Anjum Rajabali on Monday in Mumbai

Aamir Khan: Happy that Shah Rukh is doing Saare Jahaan Se Achha
Shah Rukh Khan and Aamir Khan

Aamir Khan, who shares a close bond with writer Anjum Rajabali and actor Shah Rukh Khan, has said he is really happy that Shah Rukh Khan is doing space film Saare Jahaan Se Accha being written by Anjum Rajabali. Aamir Khan was interacting with media at the grand finale of 2nd edition of Cinestaan India's Storyteller Script Contest 2018 along with writers Juhi Chaturvedi and Anjum Rajabali on Monday in Mumbai.

Aamir Khan and writer Anjum Rajabali had earlier collaborated in 'Ghulam' and Aamir Khan was supposed to be a part of Saare Jahaan Se Achha which is based on Indian astronaut Rakesh Sharma.

It is being written by Anjum Rajabali, but Aamir Khan backed out of the film and now Shah Rukh Khan will feature in it. Talking about it, Aamir said, "I think it's a great and wonderful script. I am a huge fan of Rakesh (Sharma) and it's a wonderful story.

"I feel sad that I am not able to do it, which is why I actually called up Shah Rukh and said that it's a wonderful story and you should hear it'. I am really happy that he liked it and he is doing it so, all my best wishes for their project."

"'Saare Jahaan Se Achha' will go on floor in February and I have been very excited about the film because like Aamir said, I have also been a big fan of Rakesh and now he is a good friend also," said Rajabali.

"Frankly, I was very keen that Aamir should do the film. He liked the script, we discussed it a lot and we had a lot of hopes about it. Unfortunately, Aamir is consumed with a larger sort of project called Mahabharat."

Recently, Akshay Kumar announced Mission Mangal along with Fox Star Studios. It's a story of India's Mars Mission.

Is Rajabali worried that his Saare Jahaan Se Achha and Akshay Kumar's Mission Mangal will be compared because both film are of space film genre? "No.. not at all. Our film is about story of a person and that film will be different from whoever character they will conceive. So, that doesn't matter."

Saare Jahaan Se Accha, will be directed by Mahesh Mathai and written by Anjum Rajabali. Ronnie Screwvala will produce the film, along with Siddharth Roy Kapur, under the RSVP films and Roy Kapur Films banners respectively.

There were reports that Bhumi Pednekar has been signed opposite Shah Rukh in the film, but Screwvala recently told media that an official announcement on casting will be made soon.

Catch up on all the latest entertainment news and gossip here. Also download the new mid-day Android and iOS apps to get latest updates

This story has been sourced from a third party syndicated feed, agencies. Mid-day accepts no responsibility or liability for its dependability, trustworthiness, reliability and data of the text. Mid-day management/mid-day.com reserves the sole right to alter, delete or remove (without notice) the content in its absolute discretion for any reason whatsoever

DISCLAIMER: mid-day and its affiliates shall have no liability for any views, thoughts and comments expressed on this article.

Shah Rukh Khan treats while Aamir Khan apologises to his fans

This website uses cookie or similar technologies, to enhance your browsing experience and provide personalised recommendations. By continuing to use our website, you agree to our Privacy Policy and Cookie Policy. OK