There are stories doing the rounds of Vicky Kaushal replacing Shah Rukh Khan in SareJahaan Se Achcha , the bio-pic on astronaut Rakesh Sharma. However sources connected with the film completely deny these reports.
“In the effort to be the first to break news entertainment portals are clearly jumping the gun. Since Vicky Kaushal is the right fit for the role in terms of age and talent, bold headlines declaring him as a replacement for Shah Rukh Khan may be good publicity for the news-hungry portals as well as the rising actor, but sadly it’s not the truth,” says a source close to the project.
A little bit of probing reveals that the much in-demand Kaushal has not really said yes to this troubled project which has gone from Aamir Khan to Shah Rukh Khan .And now to another actor since, apparently, Shah Rukh Khan has also opted out….
Sources in the know claim Shah Rukh has opted out of the project.
“There might have been some hesitation in playing an astronaut after Zero flopped(he had astronaut’s part in Zero). But the opportunity to play Rakesh Sharma is tempting enough to let go.So yes, though Shah Rukh is out of Sare Jahan se Achcha,he may reconsider his decision” says the source.At the moment reports of Vicky Kushal taking over the project are completely untrue. Riding high on the success of Uri, Kaushal is apparently quoting a price that would put a staggering burden on the film’s budget.