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Priyanka Chopra to play Kalpana Chawla in biopic?

Reports suggest that Priyanka Chopra will play Kalpana Chawla in a biopic on the astronaut.

bollywood Updated: Apr 25, 2017 10:47 IST
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Hindustan Times
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Priyanka Chopra is likely to play Kalpana Chawla.

After essaying titular role in Oomung Kumar’s Mary Kom, Priyanka Chopra is all set to play astronaut Kalpana Chawla in a biopic on the first woman of Indian origin to go to space.

Kalpana Chawla was one of the seven astronauts killed in the Space Shuttle Columbia disaster in 2003.

A Mid Day report claimed Priyanka’s team had confirmed that she will play Kalpana in the biopic and added that the team has been involved in the “legwork of the film for past one year”. “The film will be mounted on an international scale. A new production company, Getway, is likely to produce the biopic,” it quoted a source as saying.

Priyanka Chopra is gearing up for her first Hollywood release, Baywatch.

Debutante director Priya Mishra told the tabloid, “I have been working on it for the past seven years. A new production banner will back the project.”

Hindustan Times could not independently verify the report.

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First Published: Apr 25, 2017 10:36 IST