Priyanka Chopra is set to star in a biopic of late Indian astronaut, Kalpana Chawla, who was the first Indian woman into space. Originally from Karnal, Haryana, she flew on the shuttle Columbia in 1997 and on her second expedition in 2003, along with six other crew members, which turned into a space shuttle disaster, she died. Her team has been actively involved in the pre-production of the film, which will be directed by Priya Mishra. The script has reportedly been locked, as well as, a new production company to backup the budget.

Chopra is currently gracing the cover of SHE. The actress just finished shooting the second season of Quantico and is now promoting her other project Baywatch.

By Rhea Braganza

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