Priyanka Chopra returned to the bay this past weekend and straight away got into the work mode. The actress performed at the Zee Cine Awards 2018 last night. At the red carpet, Priyanka made two huge confirmations about her upcoming work.
Priyanka Chopra was speculated to star in the biopic of Rakesh Sharma, the only Indian astronaut to travel in space. But, neither Priyanka Chopra had confirmed the news nor the producer Sidharth Roy Kapur confirmed it. Aamir Khan, however, was the headlining the project until news broke he was out of it. The rumours have been rife that Shah Rukh Khan has replaced him.
At the Zee Cine Awards 2018, Priyanka spilled the beans that she was indeed offered the biopic when Aamir Khan was doing it. The film, which will be directed by debutante Mahesh Mathai, was supposed to go on floors in 2019. “I have finalized two-three scripts. Now, I am left to make announcements. Yes, Rakesh Sharma biopic was one of them. I was approached for that film when Aamir was doing it. We were supposed to do in 2019. Now, I don’t know,” she said.
When asked if Aamir Khan had quit the film, Priyanka replied, “Aamir is not in the film now.” When asked whether Shah Rukh Khan had replaced him, she said, “I don’t know. I haven’t got any confirmations. I haven’t spoken to Sid or Mahesh sir. As soon as I know, I will see.”
The last time Priyanka Chopra and Shah Rukh Khan had starred in a film together was for Farhan Akhtar’s Don 2 in 2011.