Now that is something we definitely never expected. If the latest buzz is anything to go by, then Priyanka Chopra is in talks to play Aamir Khan’s wife in Rakesh Sharma biopic, titled Saare Jahan Se Achcha. Yes the one where Aamir will be seen playing an astronaut.
In a career over 14 years, Priyanka has worked with the likes of Shah Rukh Khan, Salman Khan, Amitabh Bachchan. But we have never seen her share screen with Aamir Khan in any of the films. However, Mahesh Mathai is planning to change this by bringing two powerhouses of talent together for the much awaited biopic.
A report in Mid Day suggests Aamir and team are extremely keen to have PeeCee on board. They have also had a couple of meetings considering PC is currently in town to finalise her comeback film in Bollywood. If at all Priyanka and Aamir get finalised for this film then bang on. This will be the first time the two will be seen sharing the screen space and we all know what a powerhouse of talent both are. Bollywood needs more of such unconventional pairs onscreen and with Aamir joining hands with Priyanka, it would be a guaranteed blockbuster.
Aamir Khan had started prepping for this role much in advance. Yes we surely can’t wait to see them create some magic on the big screen. However, their fans will have to a little longer to see Aamir and Priyanka on screen together, as Aamir is currently busy shooting for Thugs of Hindostan. And the 52-year-old actor would begin shooting for the film somewhere around mid 2018.
The film traces the story of astronaut Rakesh Sharma, who was the first Indian to go to space. Saare Jahan Se Achcha was originally supposed to be titled Salute. However, we hear that the makers decided to opt for the current title because of the real life significance to Rakesh Sharma’s space travel as Sharma had uttered these four words to the then Prime Minister of India Indira Gandhi just ahead of his space outing.