Priyanka Chopra , Abhishek Bachchan and Zaira Wasim to play in Shonali Bose’s next?


Priyanka Chopra , Abhishek Bachchan and Zaira Wasim to play in Shonali Bose’s next?

Abhishek Bachchan and Priyanka Chopra will be seen on screen yet again, after starring in hit movies like Dostana and Bluffmaster, in Shonali Bose’s next. Shonali had made her directorial debut with Margarita with a Straw which starred Kalki Koechlin.

The movie, for which Shonali has approached Priyanka and Abhishek is based on the real-life story of Aisha Chaudhary.

For the uninitiated, Aisha was a motivational speaker who was diagnosed with pulmonary fibrosis at the ripe age of just 13. However, that did not dull the shine on the young one and she went on to release a book titled My Little Epiphanies. She also held several motivational talks and speeches at the of 15. Unfortunately, Aisha breathed her last on January 24, 2015, at the age of 18.

Priyanka and Abhishek will be playing Aisha’s parents. While the hunt for the casting of Aisha has been ongoing, according to Mumbai Mirror, Dangal and Secret Superstar actress Zaira Wasim will play the role of the brave young girl.

A source informed MM, “Zaira really liked the script and has given her nod to the project. Shonali is currently busy with the pre-production and is hoping to start shooting by the middle of this year in Mumbai. Priyanka and Abhishek will play parents to Zaira’s character.”

Meanwhile, Zaira’s movie Secret Superstar which also starred Aamir Khan did well at the box-office and won the young girl a ton of applause. Abhishek will next be seen alongside Taapsee Pannu and Vicky Kaushal in Anurag Kashyap’s Manmarziyan while Priyanka will be seen alongside Salman Khan and Disha Patani in Ali Abbas Zafar’s Bharat.

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