Actor Amir Khan, who shares a close bond with writer Anjum Rajabali and actor Shah Rukh Khan, has said that he is really happy that Shah Rukh Khan is doing space film Saare Jahaan Se Accha being by Anjum Rajabali.
Amir Khan was interacting with media on the grand finale of 2nd edition of Cinestaan India's Storyteller Script Contest 2018 with writers Juhi Chaturvedi and Anjum Rajabali on Monday in Mumbai.
Amir Khan and writer Anjum Rajabali had earlier collaborated in Gulam and Aamir Khan was supposed to be a part of Saare Jahan Se Achha which is based on Indian astronaut Rakesh Sharma.
Actor Amir Khan at the award ceremony of Cinestaan India's Storytellers Contest in Mumbai, on Nov 26.
It is being written by Anjum Rajabali, but Amir Khan backed out of the film and now Shah Rukh Khan will feature in it.
Talking about it, Amir said, "I think it's a great and wonderful script. I am a huge fan of Rakesh (Sharma) and it's a wonderful story.
"I feel sad that I am not able to do it, which is why I actually called up Shahrukh and said that it is a wonderful story and you should hear it." I am really happy that he likes it and he is doing so, all my best wishes for his project. "
"Saare Jahaan Se Achha will go on floor in February and I have been very excited about the film because like Amir said, I have also been a big fan of Rakesh and now he is a good friend too," said Rajabali.
"Frankly, I was very keen that Aamir should do the film He liked the script, we discussed it a lot and we had a lot of hope about it. Unfortunately, Aamir is consumed with a big sort of project called Mahabharat. "
Recently, Akshay Kumar announced Mission Mangal with Fox Star Studios. It's a story of India's Mars Mission
Is Rajabali worried that his Saare Jahan Se Achha and Akshay Kumar's mission will be done in Mangalpura because both films are of space film genre? "No .. not at all. Our film is about story of a person and that film will be different from whoever character will be conceived. So, that does not matter. "
Saare Jahaan Se Accha, will be directed by Mahesh Mathai and written by Anjum Rajabali. Ronnie Screwvala will produce the film, along with Siddharth Roy Kapur, under the RSVP films and Roy Kapur Films banners respectively.
There were reports that Bhumi Pednekar has been signed opposite Shahrukh in the film, but Screwvala recently told media that an official announcement on casting will be made soon.
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First Published: Nov 27, 2018 09:36 IST