After various reports that Aamir Khan will star as astronaut Rakesh Sharma we finally have conformation.

Recently, Bollywood’s trade analyst Taran Adarsh confirmed the news on this Twitter page.

“RKF to make a biopic based on astronaut Rakesh Sharma... Will star Aamir Khan... Directed by Mahesh Mathai... Starts next year...” he tweeted.

The movie will be produced by Siddharth Roy Kapur, who has launched his own production house called Roy Kapur Films [RKF].

The film will be directed by Mahesh Mathai.

This will be Aamir Khan’s second biopic after the recently very successful movie ‘Dangal’, a biopic of on former wrestler and coach Mahavir Singh Phogat.

Aamir Khan is currently busy shooting for pirate movie 'Thugs of Hindostan,' which also stars Amitabh Bachchan, Fatima Sheikh and Katrina Kaif in pivotal roles.

The movie will release during Diwali next year.