There is a buzz that Priyanka Chopra has been approached to play the role of astronaut Kalpana Chawla in the latter’s biopic. The movie will be produced by Viacom 18 Motion Pictures.
A source said, “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.”
While the actress and the spokesperson for the production house remained unavailable for comment, a source close to Viacom 18 said, “We have the rights to the biopic on Kalpana Chawla. We have had a discussion with Priyanka about the film and she has shown interest. We are waiting for her to return to India next month to take things forward.”