Giving us a detailed account of the first Indian to go into space, the upcoming biopic on Astronaut Rakesh Sharma is in the making. It has now being confirmed after a lot of speculations that Toofaan actor Farhan Akhtar will be playing the lead in the film. The film was reportedly announced in 2018 and was to star Aamir Khan, but the PK actor dropped out of the film to focus on his project Mahabharata. It then went to Shah Rukh Khan who also opted out of it post his ‘Zero’ debacle. 


Rakesh Sharma’s biopic will be directed by Mahesh Mathai and produced by Siddharth Roy Kapur. The latter is known to back blockbusters like Dangal, Chennai Express, Barfi and many more. The upcoming biopic is tentatively titled Saare Jahan Se Achha. When asked about the commencing of the biopic, Kapur had said, “I will announce it the day we start shooting.” Farhan will next be seen in Jee Le Zaraa starring Alia Bhatt, Katrina Kaif and Priyanka Chopra in the lead. He will also be directing the film based on a all-women road trip.