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Salute: Bhumi Pednekar cast opposite Shah Rukh Khan?

Speculations of which Bollywood actress will star opposite Shah Rukh Khan in Rakesh Sharma’s biopic titled Salute has done its rounds.

Earlier, it was believed that Kareena Kapoor Khan would play the female lead and wife of Sharma.

However, now it is revealed that Bhumi Pednekar will star opposite King Khan in Salute. 

According to a source, “The makers met Bhumi Pednekar a few days ago to discuss the script. They haven’t yet locked her but she is one of their choices.

The screen time for the female lead won’t be much in the biopic, hence none of the bigger actresses is taking it up anyway.” 

Rakesh Sharma was a former Indian Air Force pilot who became the first Indian citizen to enter space when he flew aboard the Soviet rocket Soyuz T-11 in 1984.

Director Mahesh Mathai is gearing up to film this biopic on the pilot’s life.

As per reports, Shah Rukh Khan will start the prep for Salute in October and shoot until November, after which the actor will get busy with the promotions of Aanand L. Rai’s Zero.

Final confirmations are yet to be made for Salute.

Anuj Radia
Journalist and film enthusiast.

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