After appearing in last year’s blockbuster Dangal, a biopic of on former wrestler and coach Mahavir Singh Phogat, actor Aamir Khan is all set to be a part of another biopic. Siddharth Roy Kapur has launched his own production house called Roy Kapur Films (RKF) and with the launch, he even announced his three projects, out of which one is astronaut Rakesh Sharma’s biopic starring Aamir in the film.
Rakesh Sharma, AC, Hero of the Soviet Union is a former Indian Air Force pilot who flew aboard Soyuz T-11, launched April 2, 1984, as part of the Intercosmos programme. Sharma was the first Indian to travel in space.
Confirming the news trade analyst Taran Adarsh tweeted:
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“RKF to make a biopic based on astronaut Rakesh Sharma… Will star Aamir Khan… Directed by Mahesh Mathai… Starts next year…”
Moreover, RKF will also produce a film based on a man called Vijendra Singh, who found his wife after a 19-month search in the Uttarakhand floods.
On the work front, Aamir Khan is currently shooting for Thugs of Hindostan, which also stars Amitabh Bachchan, Sana Fatima Shaikh and Katrina Kaif in pivotal roles. It is produced by Yashraj Films and directed by Vijay Krishna Acharya.