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Aamir suggested Shah Rukh to take up Rakesh Sharma biopic

Press Trust of India  |  Mumbai 

said Sunday that he suggested Khan's name for the biopic on as he thought his contemporary would be an apt choice for the project.

Reportedly titled "Saare Jahaan Se Achcha", the film was first offered to Aamir and It was Priyanka who had confirmed Aamir's name for the biopic earlier.

When asked the reason of giving up the project, Aamir said he had his reasons.

"It is a great script. I loved the script and the story of Mr Sharma is fascinating. It is true that I called up Shah (Shah Rukh). I said, 'Shah you should hear the script, it is fantastic. It will be right for you, if you like it'.

"I am glad he liked the script and he is doing it," he said in an interview here.

will direct the film from Anjum Rajabali's script. The film will be produced by Siddharth Roy Kapur and under their banners Roy Kapur and RSVP Films, respectively.

There were reports that Bhumi Pednekar has been signed opposite in the film, but Screwvala recently told that an official announcement on casting will be made soon.

The makers will start work on the biopic early next year.

Recently, revealed suggested his name for "Zero". The film was initially offered to Salman.

And Aamir believes this is how things should work in the film industry where actors suggest each other's name for respective projects.

"... I am certainly not competitive and I have not felt that with Shah Rukh and Salman," he added.

Aamir's next is "Thugs of Hindostan", in which he stars with Amitabh Bachchan, and

The film is slated to release on November 8.

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First Published: Sun, November 04 2018. 18:20 IST