Mumbai: Bollywood superstar Shah Rukh Khan poses with Ranbir Kapoor, R Madhavan, former ISRO scientist Nambi Narayanan on the sets of Rocketry Rocketry. Taking to Instagram, a fan account shared the picture which also featured filmmakers Karan Johar and Ayan Mukerji. In the picture, Shah Rukh is seen wearing a crisp suit and standing in the centre. On one side stood R Madhavan and Brahmastra director Ayan Mukerji and on the other were Ranbir Kapoor, Karan Johar and Nambi Narayanan stood. The group were all smiles for the camera.
In Rocketry: The Nambi Effect, Madhavan essays the role of Nambi Narayanan. The film is based on the life of the scientist who was falsely charged with espionage in 1994. Shah Rukh played the journalist in the Hindi version of Rocketry, Suriya played the role in the Tamil version of the film. The film chronicles Nambi’s early days as a graduate student at Princeton University, before exploring his work as a scientist and the espionage allegations against him.
Speaking about their cameos, Madhavan told us, “If you ask me, ‘Are there good people in the industry?’ I can tell you with absolute surety that there are. Shah Rukh and Suriya both superstars jumped forward and did this movie without taking any money. I’m eternally indebted to them for the gesture that they showed to somebody like me because I’m a newcomer and I’m always going to be considered an outsider because of the kind of films I do and the parties that I don’t attend but that’s okay.” The film released in theatres on Friday and was shot simultaneously in Hindi, Tamil, and English. It is also dubbed in Telugu, Malayalam, and Kannada.
On work front
Shah Rukh will be seen in several films as he is making his comeback to the big screen after four years. Shah Rukh is reported to play a scientist in Brahmastra. Karan had confirmed that SRK hs a cameo in Brahmastra but did not share details of his role yet. When the trailer had released, fans believed they noticed SRK in it. He has Siddharth Anand’s Pathaan in the pipeline alongside Deepika Padukone and John Abraham. Shah Rukh will also be seen with Taapsee Pannu in Rajkumar Hirani’s Dunki. He also has Atlee’s Jawan with Nayanthara.