Shah Rukh Khan has started speedy work on his next, ‘Salute’, and the role of his leading lady in this space project has been through a lot of speculation. Latest industry buzz suggests that Aamir Khan’s protégé from ‘Dangal’, Fatima Sana Shaikh, is being considered for the part. While the official confirmation regarding the female lead is yet to be announced, Fatima’s addition to the cast could be an interesting one. ‘Salute’ is a biopic based on the life of astronaut Rakesh Sharma. Mahesh Mathai will direct the project, whose shooting will commence in February at the Film City Studios in Mumbai.