With biopics taking the lead, Hindi film industry is planning for its next biopic based on the famous Indian Athlete PT Usha
Katrina Kaif who is currently enjoying the success of her latest movie Bharat was about to step into the shoes of the famous Indian athlete PT Usha for her biopic. The actor has also been signed recently for her next which is Rohit Shetty’s Sorryavanshi where she will be pairing with none other than Akshay Kumar.
Recently talking about the PT Usha biopic, Katrina said, “Yes, we are still discussing it. There’s nothing concrete and I wouldn’t like to say anything more than that.”
Meanwhile, there is news that the makers of the film also have another actress in their mind for the same role and that is none other than Jacqueline Fernandez. According to sources, “Jacqueline Fernandez too has been offered the part. Jacqueline, who was taking a small acting course, is back to the city and recently met the biopic’s director to discuss the film. She had been approached for the project a few months ago.”
It is also being featured that Jacqueline is interested in taking up serious roles for the celluloid. “Although initially, she was skeptical of leading a complete film, Jacqueline wants to experiment with her characters now. She has not only been approached for the PT Usha biopic but is also in talks for the remake of Arth. In all probabilities, she will play Smita Patil’s role from the original,” said a source.
Other than the ongoing talks about her next assignments, Jacqueline is currently working on serious roles such as Shirish Kunder’s Mrs. Serial Killer, which is yet another hard-hitting gritty thriller. This is going to be her digital debut film. The source further said, “She has been shooting nights for the web show, since the time she’s landed in the city. The schedule will be wrapped up in another two weeks.”
However, the audience doesn’t seem much convinced with the choice of actresses approached by the makers of PT Usha biopic. After the news surfaced it attracted comments like, “Hi there, I hope this msg reaches the nitwits who think that Katrina or Jacqueline can play PT Usha , it would be a grave insult to such an esteemed sportsperson who is our national pride !! Maybe they vl tan these heroines like they did with hrithik ..rofl , but are we also supposed to hear an Indian sportsperson mouthing dialogues in English accented Hindi ??? Only Priyanka will look appropriate in this role.”
“Priyanka or Tapsee Pannu would be good choice to play PT Usha.”
“Both cant act. Cast Anushka, Deepika, tapsee or any other who can act.”