Priyanka Chopra’s next Bollywood film has been a mystery for quite sometime now. The actress, who was in the USA for almost 8 months, returned to Mumbai last week. After her last stint in Bollywood with Jai Gangaajal, Priyanka was focusing on her American show Quantico and her Hollywood debut film Baywatch.
Speculations around her Bollywood films kept media abuzz. However, now it seems the actress has chosen her script. According to a popular tabloid, our desi girl has signed Kalpana Chawla’s biopic as her next project.
Few sources close to the project informed the tabloid that Chopra’s team has been involved in the project for over a year now and the script has finally been locked.
The director of the movie, debutante Priya Mishra confirmed the news to the tabloid and said, “I have been working on it for the past seven years. A new production banner will back the project.”
Interestingly, the director has also met Kalpana’s parents for the research of the movie, several times. She adds, “I was last heading a TV channel creatively and post 2011, quit to pursue filmmaking. This is one of the two scripts that I have written.”
Adds another source, “The film will be mounted on an international scale. A new production company, Getway, is likely to produce the biopic.”
Kalpana Chawla, who hailed from Karnal, Haryana, was the first Indian woman astronaut in space. During her second expedition with six crew members in February 2003, the space shuttle exploded, killing all the members aboard it. She had spent 31 days, 14 hours and 54 minutes in space.