Ask any rising star in the film industry to list their dream directors
whom they would love to work with some day, and chances are that the
list will probably include Mani Ratnam. Though this
very opportunity is
knocking on her door, Priyanka Chopra is apparently too swamped to avail
of it at the moment.
What, she said no to THE Mani Ratnam? Not so fast...
A look at Priyanka's schedule reveals that the actress is indeed tied down with her current projects Agneepath
both of which have already been accumulating high expectations. Given
that both of the films are currently in production, she is unable to set
aside time and meet with his team.
After seeing Priyanka in Saat Khoon Maaf, the director was convinced that only Priyanka will be able to do justice to the character in his future Tamil film, Veerudu, even though the actress has no prior experience in that regional industry.
The film is to be set in 1500 BC and is based on the Tamil novel Ponniyin Selvan,
a story which focuses on the courageous warrior Vallavarayan
Vandiyatheyan and King Aditha Karikalan. Already committed to the film
are Southern superstars Vijay, Mahesh Babu and Arya and Anushka Shetty.
While the courageous warrior is to be portrayed by Vijay, the King's
character goes to Mahesh Babu. Anushka is said to be essaying the
character of their sister.
Sources claim that Priyanka is, in fact, very excited about this
prospective career opportunity. She plans to meet the director
personally as soon time permits.
We only hope that she finds time before time runs out, lest
this unique offer is passed on to someone else and Priyanka misses out
on a chance to broaden her reach beyond B-Town.
Editors: Lola & Jenifer