Priyanka Chopra has been enjoying her downtime in Mumbai city. A brief bout of ill health had confined her to home but she was soon up and about town. Sunday was spent pampering herself at a salon. She was also spotted having dinner with good friend Arpita Khan recently. And yes, the meetings with filmmakers have been taking place in right earnest.
Our gal who has made good in the West is back to end her two-year Hindi film hiatus. Rumours indicate that she is set to star in an upcoming biopic on astronaut Kalpana Chawla. She is also reported to have unofficially greenlighted Bharat, opposite Salman Khan. Now it is learnt that she has also been approached to play the lead in Margarita With a Straw director Shonali Bose’s next.
Touted to be produced by Ronnie Screwvala and Sidharth Roy Kapur, Priyanka has reportedly really liked the concept. She is to take the final decision soon. Shonali has already started work on the prep of the film, even as the team simultaneously concentrates on casting the male lead.
Speaking about her upcoming project, Shonali confirmed, “We are not sure of the cast yet, but I am doing a film with Ronnie and Sid. It’s an original script written by me and inspired by a true story.”Going by Shonali’s last work, Margarita with a Straw, the script is bound to be both unusual and powerful. Shonali had made her mark with her 2014 film about a teenager with cerebral palsy who relocates to America for her undergraduate education. It followed the character Layla’s life as she came of age following a complex relationship with a blind girl played by Sayani Gupta.
The film had premiered at the 2914 Toronto International Film Festival. It had also won its leading lady Kalki Koechlin the Special Jury – National Film Award for her portrayal of Layla.
Meanwhile, Priyanka has left for Ireland for the finale of ‘Quantico’ Season 3. Official confirmations on her upcoming projects are still awaited.