Confirmed: Priyanka Chopra to work with Aamir Khan in Rakesh Sharma biopic
It’s been two years since Priyanka appeared on the big screen. Her fans have been eagerly waiting for her return. Projects in the west had kept the 35-year-old actor busy. But the Quantico star has finally signed a Hindi film. She will be working with Aamir Khan in astronaut Rakesh Sharma biopic.
This will be the first time that Priyanka will share the screen with Aamir Khan. The biopic is tentatively named Salute and will be jointly produced by Aamir, Ronnie Screwvala and Siddharth Kapur under their banners Aamir Khan Productions and Ronnie Screwvala Productions.
According to a DNA report, PeeCee will not be playing the role of Aamir Khan’s wife, as earlier reports had suggested. The desi girl might have opted for the movie due to her eagerness to work with Mr. Perfectionist. Talking to DNA, a source close to the project revealed, “Well, there was some interest from her side. Because she hasn’t ever worked with Aamir Khan.”
This will be the second biopic for both the actors. For Aamir, it was Dangal and Mary Kom was for Priyanka. However, she is also slated to star in another biopic based on Indian-origin American astronaut, Kalpana Chawla. The Kalpana Chwla biopic will be produced under PeeCee’s own, Purple Pebble Productions banner, along with Viacom 18.
Lately, Priyanka has been away from Bollywood as she was busy with her Hollywood projects - Baywatch, A Kid Like Jake, Isn’t It Romantic? Priyanka, at the moment, is shooting in Rome, for the third season of her hit drama thriller TV series, Quantico. PeeCee’s last appearance in a Bollywood movie was in the magnus opus, Bajirao Mastani in 2015. In 2016, she had played a cameo in the Marathi movie Ventilator, which was produced by her production house.