Anjum Rajabali says Shahrukh Khan backed out of astronaut Rakesh Sharma’s biopic Saare Jahan Se Achha as he was shaken up by the failure of Zero.
At a panel discussion at FICCI Frames, Anjum, however, said the space angle was not the reason for the superstar to leave the film.
There were reports that Shahrukh was sceptical to venture into another space film after Zero, which had its character travel to Mars for love and hence quit Saare Jahan Se Achha.
“If you’re asking me, there was a problem with the script (of ‘Zero’). Himanshu (Sharma, the writer) is a very talented person but things go wrong sometimes. “I don’t think he said no to ‘Saare Jahan Se Achcha’ because of the space (angle). I think he’s also pretty shaken up, he was banking a lot on that,” Anjum said while moderating a panel discussion ‘Screenwriters: The Creative Force Powering Indian Cinema’s New Surge’.