Rakesh Sharma Bio-Pic Cuts Down Heroine's Role?

Rakesh Sharma Bio-Pic Cuts Down Heroine's Role?

The female lead who will star opposite Shah Rukh Khan might have a very small role to play in the film
Rakesh Sharma Bio-Pic Cuts Down Heroine's Role?

Even  while we rejoice  over  the empowerment of female actors in films like Hichki, Veere Di Wedding and Raazi  there comes  the  dismaying news that the role of  the female actor in Salute, the  proposed  bio-pic on astronaut Rakesh Sharma to be directed by Mahesh  is being pruned down as no major actress is willing to play the  part the astronaut’s wife.

For those who came in  late, this Rakesh Sharma  bio-pic  was to star Aamir Khan who opted out . Now  Shah Rukh Khan plays the  lead in Salute. Apparently Priyanka Chopra and Kareena Kapoor Khan were approached  to play Mrs Sharma, But they both felt they would be swamped  out in script by the overpowering male protagonist.
The latest on Salute is that the makers have chosen to cut down the leading lady’s part and offer  it to a secondary or a new actress. The logic being applied is ,why invest so much time energy and money in a A-list heroine  when  the focus is on Shah Rukh Khan playing Rakesh Sharma?

So much for women’s empowerment.

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