Katrina Kaif to Play the Lead in PT Usha Biopic; Was Priyanka Chopra Jonas the First Choice?
Katrina Kaif, PT Usha, Priyanka Chopra Jonas (Photo Credits: Facebook)

We have seen Katrina Kaif portraying many glamorous avatars but looks like soon we’ll get to see the actress in the role of an Indian athlete. As per reports, Ms. Kaif has been approached for her first ever biopic and it is based on none other than the legendary, PT Usha. But there are also reports suggesting that Katrina was not the first choice, but Priyanka Chopra Jonas. Bharat Trailer: Move Over Salman Khan's Swagger, It Is Katrina Kaif Who Steals The Show; Here's How!

Yes, according to reports Priyanka Chopra Jonas was the first choice for PT Usha biopic. This global icon has earlier portrayed the role of an athlete in Mary Kom biopic and her role in it was praised by fans and critics. Reports also suggests that Priyanka could not give a nod to it due to other prior commitments and that’s how Katrina Kaif was offered this role. Katrina Kaif in Akshay Kumar’s Sooryavanshi! A Box Office Report Card of All the Films These Two Stars Have Done Together in the Past.

The biopic is said to be helmed by Revathy S Varmha who has also directed Malayalam and Tamil language films. India Today citing Mid-Day quoted a source saying, “Revathy has had a few sittings with Katrina over the past few months. The duo met few days ago in Mumbai for another narration. While the actor seems to be interested in the project, she will take a call only after the final narration. If Katrina gives her nod, it will mark her first biopic.” The source also mentioned, “She will have to undergo rigorous prep for the part, including adopting PT Usha’s sprinting style. Since the athlete is on board, she is likely to supervise the actor. For now though, Katrina has only signed Sooryavanshi after Bharat.”

However, no official announcement has been made yet. If Katrina Kaif agrees to do PT Usha biopic, we are sure all her fans would be happy to see her in a totally different avatar on the big screens. Meanwhile, the actress is busy with her upcoming film Bharat in which she is paired opposite Salman Khan. The film is scheduled to release on June 5.