Shah Rukh Khan:
The Rakesh Sharma Biopic, Saare Jahaan Se Achha has been in constant trouble ever since the announcement of its release has been made. Earlier, it was Aamir Khan whose name was attached to the film but he dropped it because he apparently had to focus on his dream project, Mahabharat and had work commitments.
He, in turn, suggested the script to the other Khan, Shah Rukh Khan. He had said,
“It is a great script. Salute is a wonderful script and I am a big fan of Rakesh (Sharma). It’s a wonderful story and I feel sad that I was not able to do it, which is why I called up Shah Rukh and told him it was a wonderful story and he should hear it. I am glad he liked it. All my best wishes for the project.”
Shah Rukh Khan showed his gratitude to Aamir for recommending him for the role and said,
“I thank Aamir, who was to do the film for calling me and telling me about the role as it would suit me. I will try and spend time with Rakesh Sharma.”
During the Zero promotions, Shah Rukh Khan also teased the fans about the film and in an interview with an entertainment portal; he also confirmed its name to be ‘Saare Jahaan Se Achha’ which earlier was speculated to be ‘Salute’. But now, reports are surfacing that SRK too has opted out of the film and the reason is known to be Don 3.
The previous 2 Don movies had been received very well by the audiences and the critics alike and the fans had been asking for Don to make his return for a really long time. During the Gully Boy trailer, the producer of the movie, Farhan Akhtar who has directed Don movies and will direct Don 3 too, said a big announcement is on the way which got the fans and media alert. Earlier many were expecting that it would be his wedding announcement with Shibani Dandekar, his long-time girlfriend but after this, Don 3 seems to be almost confirmed.
If all of this is true then, the third installment of the Don franchise will be making its way to the screens after more than 8 years and it is will be a delight to watch SRK be the bad guy again. But many fans would also be very disappointed to hear that Shah Rukh Khan chose Don 3 over Saare Jahaan Se Achha for we have been waiting to see him in a role like this.
After the Zero debacle, it seems like SRK is choosing his scripts with more precaution than before for in the last few years, he hasn’t had a supremely successful hit and that obviously must have affected his choice to a certain extent. It is still to be seen which actor would end up playing Rakesh Sharma in Saare Jahaan Se Achha.
The movie was supposed to go on floors next month but after this, it is bound to further delay. It will be directed by Mahesh Mathai and is produced by Siddharth Roy Kapoor. Now, that SRK is out of this we hope we get official confirmation about Don 3 soon!