Priyanka Chopra is a renowned actress not only in India but across the entire film fraternity in the world. From Bajirao Mastani to Mary Kom to Hollywood series Quantico to Baywatch, this talented actress is unstoppable. In particular, the 33-year-old Priyanka’s performance in Mary Kom reached a different level altogether. After all these great flicks, Priyanka Chopra will now be working on the next biopic about PT Usha.
BIOGRAPHICAL FILM ON PT USHA
Director Revathy S Verma has approached Priyanka Chopra for the lead and AR Rahman to compose the music. Jayalal Menon under the banner of Backwater Studios will produce the film. The budget of the movie will be ₹100 Crore.
I have been working on the biopic for the last few years. It wasn’t easy to convince P.T. Usha. Each time I approached her, she said the time wasn’t right! She wanted to see an Indian with a gold medal in athletics in the Olympics, only after which she was ready to say ‘yes’ to the biopic. I somehow persuade her and we signed the agreement six months ago.
QUEEN OF INDIAN TRACK AND FIELD
PT Usha often called The ‘Queen of Indian Track and Field’ and nicknamed as the Payyoli Express is a retired athlete who has been associated with Indian athletics since 1979.
Director Revathy stated,
We are in talks with her but haven’t finalized it yet. A few other actresses from Bollywood are keen to essay PT Usha, but I feel Pee Cee would be the best fit. As far as this project is concerned, what is more, important is its pre-preparation work. PT Usha was a perfect athlete, and anyone reprising her should develop a similar kind of physique with the speed, agility, energy, and attitude that India’s sprint queen had. We need someone who will allot more time for the pre-production work. Priyanka, meanwhile, is busy with her Hollywood projects and other commitments… so we are hoping for the best!
Revathy confirmed that the film will be made in English, Hindi, Chinese and Russian besides other Indian languages. The film will also feature three male leads, who will play Usha’s husband, her dad, and coach Nambiar respectively. Once the filmmakers confirm the lady lead, the other cast will recoup automatically.
Priyanka Chopra’s acting in Mary Kom got the film a National Award in the Best Movie Category. Therefore, the best bet for the movie on the popular Indian Olympian is definitely – Priyanka Chopra.