International actress, Priyanka Chopra will be seen playing the role of late astronaut Kalpana Chawla in her next Bollywood project. Last year, Viacom 18 Media Pvt Limited had announced a film based on a life of Kalpana Chawla, without taking names.
According to the reports from Mid-Day, A source says, “The film will be mounted on an international scale. A new production company, Getway, is likely to produce the biopic.” Debutante director, Priya Mishra said: “I have been working on it for the past seven years. A new production banner will back the project.”
She added: “I was last heading a TV channel creatively and post 2011, quit to pursue filmmaking. This is one of the two scripts that I have written.”
Kalpana Chawla was an Indian American astronaut and the first woman of Indian origin in space. She first flew on Space Shuttle Columbia in 1997 as a mission specialist and primary robotic arm operator. In 2003, Chawla was one of the seven crew members who died in the Space Shuttle Columbia disaster.
She was the second Indian person to fly in space following cosmonaut Rakesh Sharma.
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