Bollywood superstar Aamir Khan is all set to play India's first astronaut, Rakesh Sharma, who also became the first Indian to travel to space, in his next project.

Aamir Khan |Source: PTI

As per reports , the actor is currently pre-occupied with the release and promotions of his film, 'Dangal', in which he portrays the character of wrestler, Mahavir Singh Phogat.

A source told Bollywoodlife,

"Aamir will play Rakesh Sharma in his next film. He is all set to move from playing a pehalwan to now going out to the space."

Biopics seems to have become a trend in Bollywood with more and more actors opting for doing it.

Former Astronaut Rakesh Sharma |Source:Wikicommons

The biopic will be based on the astronaut's journey who became the first Indian to be a part of space programme by India’s ISRO and Russia’s Soviet Inter cosmos. Apparently, in a televsion conference with former Prime Minister Indira Gandhi, Sharma gave a patriotic reply saying, "Saare Jahan Se Achcha", on being asked how India looked from space.

Aamir, being the perfectionist that he is, will surely do a splendid job at playing a real life personality and won't fail to entertain his fans.