Here’s a piece of good news for Priyanka Chopra and Aamir Khan’s fans. Buzz is strong in the industry that the two stars will mostly come together on-screen for Rakesh Sharma’s biopic, where Priyanka will play Aamir’s wife.

Well yes, the film which is being helmed by Mahesh Mathani and produced jointly by Aamir Khan and Siddharth Roy Kapur, will mostly go on floors by 2018 or probably later till the time Aamir is convinced with the script and other research required for the film.

While this will be Siddharth Roy Kapur’s first film as an independent producer after he quit Disney, Mahesh Mathani has earlier directed 1999 human-drama, Bhopal Express, which revolved around a newlywed couple and how their lives changed after the 1984 Bhopal gas tragedy.

Talking about Rakesh Sharma, the astronaut had a glorious life which can be beautifully put on celluloid. On April 2, 1984, the Soviet rocket Soyuz T-11 blasted off into space with the ship's commander Yury Malyshev, flight engineer Gennadi Strekalov, and the first Indian to fly into space, Rakesh Sharma. The trio spent seven days, 21 hours and 40 minutes aboard the Salyut 7 Orbital Station conducting scientific and technical studies, including 43 experimental sessions.

Sharma started out as a test pilot with the Indian Air Force in 1970 before graduating to Squadron Leader and pilot of the Indian Air Force in 1984. Two years before that, on 
September 20, he was selected as a cosmonaut to go into space as part of a joint programme between the Indian Space Research Organisation (ISRO) and the Soviet Intercosmos space program. On his return he was conferred the honour of Hero of Soviet Union and decorated with the Ashok Chakra, the highest peacetime gallantry award.

Coming back to Priyanka and Aamir’s pairing, as of now these are just early whispers, if the duo actually gets together, it will be interesting to see them work with each other for the first time.


Image Source: Manav Manglani & twitter/priyankachoprafc

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