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Rakesh Sharma is an inspiring Indian hero: Mahesh Mathai

IANS  |  New Delhi 

Mahesh Mathai, who is directing "Saare Jahaan Se Accha" -- a biopic on Wing (retd) -- India's first -- says he is an inspiring Indian hero.

A painting of was unveiled at the here on Monday. The event was hosted in association with the and Industry.

Mathai, who was present at the event, said in a statement to IANS: "It was wonderful to see felicitated by the is an inspiring Indian hero and I was honoured to be part of this event."

flew on board a Soyuz spacecraft in 1984 as part of an His daring flight fired up the imagination of an entire generation and when asked by then Indira Gandhi, how looked from space, Sharma had uttered the now iconic words: "Saare Jahaan Se Accha".

It is no surprise that this is the title of the film that will tell Sharma's life story.

Bollywood producers and are making the film on the real-life hero and his inspiring story, with a superstar set to play

According to Aamir Khan, who was earlier slated to be a part of the project, has taken up the project, which has a "wonderful story".

However, Kapur, in a recent interaction with IANS, said they will officially announce the name of the who plays the

The film is set to go on the floors early next year and will be produced under the RSVP and banners.

--IANS

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First Published: Tue, December 04 2018. 13:58 IST
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