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Aamir Khan to co-produce Rakesh Sharma biopic with Siddharth Roy Kapur, Ronnie Screwvala

Khan will also be playing the title role in Salute, based on the life of the first Indian to travel in space.


Superstar Aamir Khan has associated with producers Siddharth Roy Kapur and Ronnie Screwvala for Salute, a biopic on India's first astronaut Rakesh Sharma.

The project will be jointly produced by Aamir, Screwvala and Kapur under their banners AKP, RSVP and Roy Kapur Films respectively, read a statement from the film's publicist. 

Salute will be Aamir's second biopic after the grand success of Dangal. The biopic will be helmed by Mahesh Mathai.

Aamir has worked with both the producers for films like Rang De Basanti, Delhi Belly, PK and Dangal.

At the moment, Aamir is busy with Vijay Krishna Acharya's Thugs of Hindostan, which also stars Amitabh Bachchan and Katrina Kaif. The film went on the floors in Malta earlier this month.