Tough roles are a cakewalk for Priyanka Chopra. The actress who is riding high on her Hollywood success, has always been vocal about her wish to do more and more Hindi films.
The latest buzz is that PC has given a positive nod to playing legendary athlete PT Usha in a biopic.
The film will be directed by Malayalam filmmaker Revathy S Varmha. When quizzed about it by a leading daily, Revathy said, "Priyanka has been interested in the movie from the outset, but in the past two years, she got busy with her Hollywood commitments. Whoever is the actress will need to go through rigorous training and preparations, and will need to keep aside at least a year of their time. Both Priyanka and we are hoping she can find the time. There have been a lot of struggles behind her achievements, and she had to face criticism and rejection at a time when there were no social media to support her. She was the real face of women's empowerment. I myself have been amazed by what she went through as I learn more about her. We are still in the process of doing the research. Also, music director and singer A R Rahman has been roped in to compose the music for the film. Since a lot of graphics is required and we have to recreate the time and place, the production says the budget will come to 100 crore."
The filmmaker added that PC has always been her numero uno choice for the film, "We are on the lookout for actors to play the roles. Regarding the lead role, Priyanka is our first choice. But we are happy to say that several actors like Sonam Kapoor too have expressed their wish to play the role. We are not particular that the actors should be from South, as Usha is an international icon. We found that people from Latin America and Africa know about her and admire her, as well."
The film will go on floors in six months.