Priyanka Chopra to Play the First Indian Woman in Space?
The Mary Kom actress could be in for another biopic
Priyanka Chopra is one of Bollywood and Hollywood’s most versatile actresses. After the completion of her recent movie, Bajirao Mastani, the actress is currently concentrating on her TV series Quantico.
However, according to a report in Midday, the air is rife with rumours of Priyanka Chopra being approached for a proposed biopic on Kalpana Chawla, the first Indian woman in space. Viacom 18 Motion Pictures will be producing the film, we hear.
Says a source, “Priyanka has been offered the lead role, but she is yet to give her approval to the makers. She is currently busy with her American TV show along with other Bollywood commitments, and so, is taking time to make up her mind. The makers feel Priyanka fits the bill; the common factor is that she, like Chawla, hails from a small town too.”
Chawla, the first Indian-American astronaut, comes from Karnal, Haryana, and died on her second expedition along with seven other astronauts in February 2003 when the space shuttle exploded. She spent 31 days, 14 hours and 54 minutes in space.