Actor Aamir Khan, who shares a close bond with writer Anjum Rajabali and actor Shah Rukh Khan, has aforementioned he's very happy that Shah Rukh Khan is doing space film Saare Jahaan Se Accha being written by Anjum Rajabali. Aamir Khan was interacting with media at the grand finale of the 2nd edition of Cinestaan India's Storyteller Script Contest 2018 beside writers Juhi Chaturvedi and Anjum Rajabali on Monday in Mumbai.
Aamir Khan and writer Anjum Rajabali had earlier collaborated in Ghulam and Aamir Khan was supposed to be a part of Saare Jahaan Se Achha which is predicated on Indian astronaut Rakesh Sharma. It's being written by Anjum Rajabali, however Aamir Khan backed out of the film and currently, Shah Rukh Khan will feature in it.
Talking about it, Aamir said, "I think it is a great and marvelous script. I'm an enormous fan of Rakesh (Sharma) and it is a marvelous story. "I feel sad that I'm not able to do it, that is why I truly referred to called up Shah Rukh Khan and aforementioned that it is a marvelous story and you must hear it'. I'm very happy that he liked it and he's doing it so, all my best wishes for their project."
''Saare Jahaan Se Achha will go on floor in February and I have been very excited about the film because like Aamir said, I have also been a big fan of Rakesh and now he is a good friend also," 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 hopes about it. Unfortunately, Aamir is consumed with a larger sort of project called Mahabharat."
Recently, Akshay Kumar announced Mission Mangal along with Fox Star Studios. It is a story of India's Mars Mission. Is Rajabali worried that his Saare Jahaan Se Achha and Akshay Kumar's Mission Mangal will be compared because both the films are of space genre? "No.. not at all. Our film is regarding the story of an individual which film is going to be completely different from whoever character they'll conceive. So, that does not matter."
Saare Jahaan Se Accha, will be directed by Mahesh Mathai and written by Anjum Rajabali. Ronnie Screwvala can produce the film, along with Siddharth Roy Kapur, underneath the RSVP films and Roy Kapur Films banners severally.
There were reports that Bhumi Pednekar has been signed opposite Shah Rukh within the film, however, Screwvala recently told media that an official announcement on casting is going to be made soon.