Shahrukh Khan has said in interviews earlier this year that Sanjay Bhansali has offered him a film and they might be willing to work together after 15 years. Shahrukh and Bhansali have worked together previously in a magnum-opus called Devdas. Devdas became a cult classic, a status which is still unmatchable by any other Hindi film. Since than Bhansali and Shahrukh have both grown in their respective careers substantially. A biopic on Sahir Ludhianvi is something Bhansali was eyeing to make with Shahrukh Khan but apparently he lost interest in the project and that Abhishek Bachchan might be doing it.
Kangna Ranaut said in an interview that Bhansali has approached her for a film with Shahrukh and that it is a period romantic film. News broke in a couple of days ago that Aamir Khan has now left the Rakesh Sharma biopic ‘Salute’ and might have his entire mind focused on Mahabharata franchise. Aamir has mentioned it quite a number of times that Mahabharata is his dream project and the only reason why he was not approaching it because of the time it will take to make the gigantic project. After leaving the Rakesh Sharma biopic, Aamir asked Shahrukh to be a part of the project as Aamir has a lot of faith in it.
Amir also said that it will be an extension of what Shahrukh did in Swades and could turn out to be great. Shahrukh Khan played a NASA scientist in Swades and he got worldwide accolades for the brilliant performance. Shahrukh still has not signed any project after his dwarf film with Anand Rai which will release on Christmas 2018 with Kedarnath and Simba. Apart from the fact that Rakesh Sharma biopic is a very big film and could be great for SRK’s career right now, a Bhansali film is not something one can reject without consideration. Shahrukh might also be doing the Hindi remake of Tamil cult Vikram Vedha.