Priyanka Chopra impressed everyone with her incredible performance as Mary Kom in her biopic. Now, there are talks that PeeCee might star in a movie based on the life and times of legendary athlete PT Usha.
The film is being helmed by Malayalam filmmaker named Revathy S Varmha. When asked about it, she stated to a leading daily, "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."
She further said about Usha, "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."
Revathy added, "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 also spoke about how Priyanka has always been her first choice. She said, "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."
Revathy concluded by saying, "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."
Revathy also revealed that the film will go on floors within six months.